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Accident: 201486552 - Worker Sustains A Broken Wrist When Excavator Tips Over

Accident: 201486552 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12575696506/08/20041794Mountain Cascade, Inc.,

On April 15, 2004, a construction worker was working in a 14-ft by 32-ft excavation, shoveling gravel next to a mini-excavator. The excavator backed up and the right track hit a high spot on the ground. The machine tipped over, and the worker sustained a broken right wrist after being struck by the boom stick of the mini-excavator. He was hospitalized for five days.

Keywords: excavation, fracture, uneven ground, roll-over, equipment operator, construction, excavator, mech mat handling, backing up, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125756965 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous hand working occupations FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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