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Accident: 202685962 - Worker'S Leg Needs Amputation When Run Over By Excavator

Accident: 202685962 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 08/22/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31693988308/22/20131623Consolidated Construction Services Inc

On August 22, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, of Consolidated Construction Services Inc., were working to install a new underground water pipeline in a closed portion of roadway. Coworker #1 was operating a hydraulic excavator to move a 20-foot long section of 16-inch diameter PVC pipe. Employee #1 was assisting to steady the load and to keep it from swinging into the active lane of traffic. He was located in front of the excavator's right track. As the excavator and Employee #1 moved forward with the load, Employee #1 slipped and fell on roadway rubble. Coworker #1's view of Employee #1 fall was obstructed. Before Coworker #1 realized what had occurred, the excavator ran over Employee #1's right leg. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. Employee #1's injury required surgical amputation of his right leg.

Keywords: excavation, amputated, installing, slip, construction, pipeline, excavator, fall, run over, leg
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316939883 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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