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Accident: 98760.015 - Employee Is Struck And Injured By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 98760.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1235556.01505/24/2017The Dutra Group

At 3:30 a.m. on May 23, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a marine construction and dredging company, were working at a shoreline development proje ct. Each worker was operating a CAT 349F excavator to offload dredging barges f rom a pier. The two excavators were approximately 15 to 20 feet apart, and they were being used to off load stockpiled material and move the material to a mutu al pile. The workers were swinging their excavator booms and buckets in opposin g directions. However, at the time of the incident, Coworker #1, after unloadin g his bucket, swung his excavator in such a way that it struck the cab of Employ ee #1's excavator. Employee #1 in the struck cab lost consciousness following t he collision. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported t o the hospital. He was admitted and treated for shoulder and neck pain attribut ed to cervical strain, abrasion to his head, and possible glass in his eyes.

Keywords: barge, construction, construction vehicle, excavator, head, material handling, neck, off loading, shoulder, struck by, unconsciousness
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1235556.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Dredging

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