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Accident: 116992.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured While Rigging Gate Valve

Accident: 116992.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1407125.01506/11/2019Dragados Usa, Inc.

At 10:20 a.m. on June 5, 2019, Employee #1 was rigging a 36-inch, 1,967-pound ga te valve to an overhead crane. He could not reach the second rigging eye, becau se the outriggers of the crane were in the way. The employee, in an attempt to slightly roll the valve and gain access to the rigging eye, kicked the wood brac ing the valve in place. The valve was resting on the wood and not chocked by it . The valve tipped over and onto the employee's leg, pinning him. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital for treatment of a fractured right leg, both the tibia and fibula bones. He was released without hospitalization.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, bracing, chock, crane, crane outrigger, falling object, fracture, gate, pinned, projectile, rigging, struck by, tibia, tips over, unsecured, valve
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1407125.015 54 M Non Hospitalized injury Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause:

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