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Accident: 105978.015 - Employee Leg Is Struck And Injured By Excavator Shaker Head

Accident: 105978.015 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 04/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1311683.01504/26/2018Rb Construction Inc

At 8:15 a.m. on April 26, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a constr uction company, were working at a multiemployer construction project, a new park ing lot for tractor trailers. The coworker was operating an excavator to drive 5-foot rebar rods into 20-foot logs. Employee #1 was using a 3-foot pipe to pre vent the rebar rods from bending during this process. During a repositioning of the excavator's shaker head, the shaker head disengaged from the excavator arm and struck Employee #1's left leg. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple i njuries to his leg that required multiple surgeries.

Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, dismantling, excavator, falling object, installing, leg, pipe, rebar, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility New project or new addition   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1311683.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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