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Accident: 200460244 - Employee'S Legs Amputated By Rock Crusher

Accident: 200460244 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/12/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11630143305/15/19981629P. Gioioso & Sons, Incorporated

Employee #1 was operating a Cedarapids portable crushing and screening plant. The operator of a Parker portable rock crusher plant saw him climbing onto the rollercone where the crushing head was located. He was apparently trying to clear a bridge that had occurred during the run when he fell into the rollercone crusher. Both of his legs became caught in the rotating head and were amputated below the knees.

Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, rock crusher, construction, roller--mach/part, fall, mech mat handling, bridged material, leg, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $500,000 to $1,000,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116301433 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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