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Accident: 105792.015 - Employee Is Struck By Tree Limb Jammed Under Excavator And I

Accident: 105792.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 05/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1317600.01505/22/2018State Of Vermont

At 11:45 a.m. on May 21, 2018, an employee was attempting to cut a branch loose that was jammed in the undercarriage of a Volvo EW 170 Rubber Mounted Excavator when it shifted, striking the employee several times and pinned him against the machine. The employee fractured his upper left arm, scapula, and two ribs. The employee was hospitalized.

Keywords: arm, excavator, fracture, pinned, rib, struck by, stuck, tree limb
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1317600.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Highway Maintenance Worker FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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