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Accident: 117176.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs And Shoulder Blade When Caught Betwe

Accident: 117176.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/11/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1408755.01506/17/2019Peterson Contractors, Inc.

At 8:00 a.m. on June 11, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers were attempting to remo ve water that had accumulated the previous night in their excavation. Employee #1 and a coworker were in the excavation near a concrete intake and attempting t o install a pipe to remove water with a sump pump. As the John Deere 250 G Exca vator was back dragging rock for the small pipe, Employee #1 placed himself betw een the concrete intake and the 4-foot excavator bucket. The excavator operator did not see Employee #1 behind the bucket. Employee #1 became caught and pinne d between the bucket and the intake. Employee #1 was transported to the hospita l, where he was admitted for treatment of multiple fractured ribs and a fracture d scapula/shoulder blade.

Keywords: bucket , caught between, drain pipe, excavator, fracture, installing, pinned, rib, shoulder, sump tank, water
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1408755.015 29 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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