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Accident: 201086931 - Employee'S Ankle Fractured When Struck By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 201086931 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021538901/27/20061623Bill Nelson Engineering & Construction

On August 8, 2005, Employee #1, working for a trenching and sewer contractor, was checking the grade of a trench. While in the trench, the bucket of an excavator came off the arm. The bucket rolled away toward Employee #1 and struck him. He was hospitalized with a fractured ankle.

Keywords: excavation, fracture, trench, excavator, struck by, falling object, ankle, foot
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120215389 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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