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Accident: 97496.015 - Skid Steer Operator Incurs Leg, Foot Injuries

Accident: 97496.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 07/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1249597.01507/24/2017Harty Tractor Services, Inc

At 11:00 a.m. on July 20, 2017, Employee #1, an equipment operator employed by a site development company, was performing landscaping work at a job site. He was standing in front of a Caterpillar CAT 277B Skid Steer machine and attempting t o remove a 78 inches long earth moving bucket from the front of the machine by r eleasing locking handles. One handle would not release. Employee #1 struck the handle with a 2-pound hammer, which caused the handle to release the bucket. The bucket struck Employee #1's left leg. Emergency services were called, and Empl oyee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for lacera tions to the left shin and fractures to his left foot.

Keywords: construction, dismantling, earthmoving equip, foot, fracture, laceration, leg, locking pins, skidder, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1249597.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Heavy equipment mechanics FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping

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