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Accident: 201146453 - Supervisor Is Injured In Fall From Grader

Accident: 201146453 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/11/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535560404/14/20051629Post Equipment Company

On March 11, 2005, Employee #1, a heavy equipment operator with a general grading/excavating contractor, was supervising a commercial site. He exited the cab of a CAT 140G motor grader with one hand on each handrail. When his right hand slipped off the right side handrail, he spun around, lost his footing and fell onto the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized for a tibia/fibula fracture. There were no direct witnesses to the incident.

Keywords: fracture, grader, equipment operator, slip, descending, handrail, excavator, fall, lost balance, leg
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 24

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305355604 Hospitalized injury Fracture Grader, dozer and scraper operators FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Fall, other

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