Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201793965 - Employee Injured When Pole Crashes Through Cab Of Excavator
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on January 18, 2001, Employee #1 was operating a loader stripping asphalt and putting it in a pile. Another worker asked Employee #1 to use the excavator to remove a wooden power pole. The pole was 26 inches in diameter and 39 ft tall. Employee #1 using a Kobel Trackho, Model Number SK330lC, Serial Number YCO6-W0259 excavator to dig around the pole. Employee #1 had just dumped his 3rd shovel full of dirt and was swinging back when the pole fell. The pole crashed through the cab and struck Employee #1 on the head. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a blunt trauma to his head and neck and is paralyzed from the chest down.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
|Highway, road, street||New project or new addition||$500,000 to $1,000,000|
|1||119825750||Hospitalized injury||Other||Construction laborers||FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile