Dozer Operator Drowns in D9 Sunk in Sandpit

Commercial Construction, of Lincoln, Neb., faces $19,600 in fines from the Occupational Safety Health Administration after a worker drowned inside one of the company’s D9 Caterpillar bulldozers when it sank in a Kearney sandpit. Bill Aschoff, 75, died in the Sept. 30 accident. Construction crews still are trying to retrieve the D9 from the sandpit.

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