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Accident: 95373.015 - Worker Operating Scraper Incurs Spinal Fracture

Accident: 95373.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1231027.01505/04/2017D A Mc Cosker Construction Co.

At 11:30 a.m. on May 1, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a constru ction company, were engaged in site grading for a residential construction proje ct. Each was operating a Caterpillar 657E Push Pull Scraper, with Coworker #1 i n the lead and Employee #1 driving in the rear. Coworker #1 reached the bottom of a cut and leveled out. The push block of Employee #1's scraper rode up onto the stinger of the lead scraper. Coworker #1 pulled away his lead scraper. The rear scraper dropped off the lead scraper's stinger and hit the hard ground. E mployee #1, who was belted in the rear scraper and leaning forward, was injured when his scraper hit the ground. Emergency services were called, and Employee # 1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured spine.

Keywords: collision, construction, construction vehicle, driver, earthmoving equip, equipment operator, fall, fracture, scraper, spine
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1231027.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal

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