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Accident: 116086.015 - Employee Is Struck By Excavator And Fractures Leg

Accident: 116086.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 05/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399444.01505/08/2019Castlerock Development Services, Llc

At 10:30 a.m. on May 2, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a water an d sewer line construction company, were working at a multifamily residential con struction project. The coworker, who was operating the excavator, was alerted t hat he was making contact with a lateral sewer line. As the coworker began movi ng the excavator away from the lateral pipe, Employee #1 approached the rear of the excavator. Employee #1 was in the excavator's blind spot when he was struck . Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatm ent of a fractured lower leg.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, equipment operator, excavation, excavator, fracture, leg, pipeline, residential construction, sewer, struck by, trench, walking surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1399444.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Pipelayer FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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