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Accident: 101265.015 - Employee Strikes Head On Excavator Bucket Resulting In Brain

Accident: 101265.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 10/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271494.01510/19/2017Horizon Underground, Llc

On October 19, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an excavation company, was engaged in excavation work at a multiemployer construction project. After helping to c lean up a shallow pit of debris, he began to climb out of the pit. Employee #1 struck his head against an excavator bucket. Emergency services were called, an d Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a sub-acute cerebellar infarction.

Keywords: access/egress, brain, cleaning, construction, excavation, excavator, head, pit, struck against
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1271494.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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