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Accident: 202356358 - Employee Injures Hand From Falling Debris

Accident: 202356358 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/18/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30682928408/23/20041795The Berg Corporation

On August 18, 2004, Employee #1 was operating a Komatsu AC300LC excavator to demolish the old Johnson Lumber Building on West Street in Annapolis when the interior chiminey collapsed onto the excavator. The debris from the chimney, such as brick, struck the cab of the excavator, and Employee #1 suffered cuts to his left hand. The excavator was relocating to tear down more of the building when the chimney fell, striking the overhead protection on the excavator. The employer had a demolition plan that was approved by the county and was a standard plan for this type of work. Employee #1 suffered cuts to his left hand that required stitches.

Keywords: struck against, laceration, excavator, falling object, hand
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 18

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306829284 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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