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Accident: 201681178 - Employee Injured While Working In A Culvert

Accident: 201681178 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 10/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30575661111/01/20021794Builders Services Incorporated

On October 28, 2002, Employee #1 and an excavator operator were working in a culvert on opposite sides of each other. Employee #1 was cutting a damaged portion of the culvert for removal, while the excavator was removing dirt. While the operator turned the excavator 90-degrees to dump a bucket, Employee #1 moved to the opposite side he had been originally working. Not realizing the shift in location, the operator turned the excavator back 90-degrees and struck Employee #1 in the leg. His leg was severed below the knee. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury.

Keywords: severed, excavator, struck by, leg
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305756611 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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