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Accident: 200772473 - Excavator Operator Falls Into Trench Suffering Minor Injury

Accident: 200772473 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 01/15/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30609425101/15/20031623Murphy Brothers, Inc.

On January 15, 2003, an operating engineer stepped from his excavator and approached the edge of a 13-foot-deep trench, to speak to the foreman who was working in the trench. The operating engineer slipped on the ice and mud, and fell 13 feet into the trench. The operating engineer was not seriously injured and suffered from contusions and abrasions.

Keywords: excavation, slip, construction, trench, abrasion, excavator, fall, contusion
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over 13

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306094251 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Fall, other

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