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Accident: 200880490 - Employee Injured In Fall From Elevated Work Platform

Accident: 200880490 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 11/21/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11410569512/08/20001623Patrick Concrete Construction,Inc

Employee #1 was standing on top of a platform of formwork on top of a wall of a large concrete waste water treatment tank. Employee #1 was to measure for guardrails and anchor bolt placement prior to the pouring of concrete. Concrete was to be brought to the form location using the bucket of an excavator. The excavator operator was making a test run to insure proper clearance to do the job. Employee #1 on top of the formwork was next to the bucket of the excavator to check the clearance. The operator of the excavator could not hear what Employee #1 on the platform was saying and stood up in the cab of the excavator. As the operator sat back down, his arm or jacket accidentally moved the swing control of the excavator. The bucket of the excavator struck Employee #1 on the platform, knocking him from the platform and down 22 feet to the concrete floor of the tank. Employee #1 suffered a broken left leg and a back injury, and was hospitalized.

Keywords: concrete form work, fracture, back, excavator, fall, work platform, leg
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 22

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 114105695 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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