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Accident: 143307.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Manhole Cover, Receives Multip

Accident: 143307.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 01/27/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1575273.01501/27/2022J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc.

At 10:00 a.m. on January 27, 2022, an employee stood in a trench and handed tool s and supplies to a coworker outside the trench. The employee then began to move to another section of trench when an abandoned underground utilities vault expl oded approximately forty-three feet away. The employee began to walk towards the explosion when a manhole cover (approximately two feet in diameter and weighing approximately two hundred pounds) fell and struck the employee. The employee re ceived a laceration to the forehead, lacerations and contusions to the chest, an d severe crushing injuries to two toes on the employee's right foot. The employe e was hospitalized to treat the injuries which included stitches for the forehea d and the amputation of the two crushed toes.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, chest, contusion, crushing, explosion, falling object, foot, forehead, laceration, manhole cover, struck by, toe, trench
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1575273.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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