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Accident: 95228.015 - Employee Trips, Strikes Loader Fork, And Loses Eye

Accident: 95228.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1229599.01505/01/2017Murray Plumbing And Heating Corporation

At 7:45 a.m. on April 17, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a plumbing and heating company, were leaving the construction site for a new ho spital at the end of their shift. Coworker #3, an excavator operator, was worki ng outdoors. Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2 left the building and walked a long an un-delineated dirt and gravel path toward an adjacent parking structure. A Bobcat excavator, PT6E93, E45 *B2VY12385*, 10502602, operated by Coworker #3 , was positioned next to the parking structure. As Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2 passed the excavator, Employee #1 tripped over some pebbles, fell forwar d, and struck his head on the bucket of the excavator. His left eye made contac t with the rock tooth (fork) mounted on the corner of the bucket. Emergency ser vices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admi tted and treated for a puncture wound that destroyed his left eye. He subsequen tly was transferred to another hospital for advanced treatment, including a surg ical procedure for placing a prosthetic eye in the eye socket. During the subse quent investigation, it was determined that no barriers were in place to restric t access to the excavation area.

Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, excavator, eye, fall, installing, loader bucket, struck against, tripped, water pipe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   7 80

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1229599.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist: 4
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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