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Accident: 202344008 - Employee Struck By Trowel

Accident: 202344008 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30710485110/13/20031771T.L. Sexton Company, Inc.

On October 13, 2003, Employee #1 was assigned to finish the concrete slab that had been poured for the garage area of a single-family home. Employee #1 was operating a 46 in. walk behind powered concrete trowel when he went to cut the trowel off so he could switch take it to another work areas. Employee #1 thought that he cut the machine off so he let go of the trowel and started to walk away. The trowel swung around and struck Employee #1 in the left side around the bottom of his ribs. Employee #1 grabbed the trowel and cut it off. After having trouble breathing, Employee #1 walked to a stack of plywood next to the foundation and tried to call emergency personnel. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.

Keywords: concrete slab, machine operator, construction, rib, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 8

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307104851 Hospitalized injury Other Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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