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Accident: 116147.015 - Employee Fractures Arm When Struck By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 116147.015 -- Report ID: 0728100 -- Event Date: 05/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399888.01505/07/2019Valley Construction Company

At 3:00 p.m. on May 1, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, wa s installing a water main at a military facility. He was operating an excavator when the excavator's hydraulic line burst. The employee was struck by the exca vator bucket. He was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for tre atment of a fractured right arm and internal organ damage.

Keywords: arm, blunt force trauma, bucket , construction, equipment operator, excavation, excavator, falling object, fracture, hydraulic line, pipeline, powered industrial vehicle, projectile, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1399888.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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