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Accident: 201162674 - Employee #1 Struck In The Back. Fracturing Five Vertibrae

Accident: 201162674 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/07/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12611436205/08/20011794Currie Engineering

On May 7, 2001, Employee #1 was operating an Ingersoll Rand compact excavator. The excavator was being moved across loose freshly dug earth as it did, it went sideways across a hill approximately 18 in. wide. This caused the excavator to tip over. As that happened the arm extended and struck Employee #1 in the back, fracturing 5 vertibrae in a superficial fashion without damaging the spinal cord. He was hospitalized with fracture.

Keywords: fracture, back, excavator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 18

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126114362 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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