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Accident: 115895.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Crushed By Falling Stone Slabs

Accident: 115895.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1363174.01511/28/2018Rann Valdez Stone Inc.

At 3:40 p.m. on November 20, 2021, an employee was walking over to assist two co workers who were attempting to push an A-frame cart loaded with stone slabs and remnants weighing over 1,000 pounds. As the employee passed next to the loaded c ard, the welding on one of the wheels failed causing the cart to tip and the loa d of slabs and remnants to fall on him causing crushing injuries. The A-Frame ca rt involved in the accident was acquired from another business and appeared to b e homemade. The welds that attached the wheel frame to the cart frame and that f ailed were of poor quality and were rusted. The slabs were not secured onto the mobile rack. The employer and employees did not know the safe working weight lim it of the mobile A-Frame cart. The employee suffered serious crushing injuries to his femur was transported to and treated at a local hospital.

Keywords: cart, concrete slab, crushed, falling object, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1363174.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Hand grinding and polishing occupations

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