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Accident: 132487.015 - Employee, Pinned Between Equipment, Sustains Crushing Injuri

Accident: 132487.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 01/14/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510462.01501/15/2021American West Construction, Llc

At 8:45 a.m. on January 14, 2021, Employee #1 and three coworkers were engaged i n a training session on how to attach a disc blade assembly (dirt tiller) to a J ohn Deere tractor. This was occurring during site preparation work for a multif amily residential structure. During the demonstration, while Employee #1 was st anding in the pinch point of the tractor and the excavator, he directed a cowork er operating the tractor to begin backing up. The equipment operator let off th e clutch too quickly, the tractor jumped back, and Employee #1 was pushed back a nd pinned between the tractor and the excavator. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted to treat a collapsed lung, a fractured shoulder and multiple ribs, and a fractured skull with brain swelling.

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Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1510462.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal

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