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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202445425 - Employee Is Injured When Hit By Backhoe

Accident: 202445425 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30746227502/16/20071794C G Backhoe And Services

At Approximately 7:15 a.m. on February 1, 2007, an employee was in the left rear wheel well of a CAT 430D Backhoe/Loader to change the operating mode of the joystick bucket control for a backhoe operator who was seated in the machine. The operator started the machine and quickly moved it without checking the machine's surroundings. The employee suffered a broken right leg, crushed knee and multiple foot fractures. The paramedics took the employee to the Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar, California, where the employee was evaluated, admitted and hospitalized for seven days with a fractured left leg and crushed knee.

Keywords: knee, excavation, fracture, crushed, loader, backhoe, aerial lift, leg
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307462275 Hospitalized injury Fracture Excavating and loading machine operators

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