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Court Summary - at a glance
- The victim could not be seen by the excavator operator, due to a large blind spot behind the excavator. Because a single ‘deck’ (skid site) was being used for the operation, crew was sometimes required to work in close proximity to heavy machinery.
- The hazards arising from the use of a single deck had not been identified or documented. Crew workers could also have been provided with radios to communicate their movements to each other.