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Accident: 102405.015 - Employee Is Struck By Excavator Bucket And Incurs Head Traum

Accident: 102405.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 12/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282876.01512/08/2017Thiel Corporation

At 12:00 p.m. on December 7, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were engaged in t renching and rebar installation for a multifamily residential structure. Employ ee #1 was on his knees and placing rebar into holes in the ground. Coworker #1, the project manager, was operating an excavator to dig holes. Employee #1 was struck in the head by the bucket hanging from the excavator's extended boom. Em ployee #1 was taken to an urgent care center and then by ambulance to a shock/tr auma center. He was admitted and treated for head and neck trauma.

Keywords: boom, bucket elevator, construction vehicle, equipment operator, excavator, head, neck, rebar, residential construction, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   6

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1282876.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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