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Accident: 99400.015 - Employee Operating Scraper Is Injured In Collision

Accident: 99400.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267175.01509/28/2017Skip Edmunson Corp

At 7:30 a.m. on September 13, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a c onstruction company, were operating earth-moving scrapers at a multiemployer con struction project, a new residential building development. They were grading th e unimproved lots. Employee #1, who was operating a Caterpillar 637 Scraper, Id entification Numbers K8E88, 5-323, and UF3L78, performed a cut/fill operation an d dropped the load of dirt from his scraper's bowl. He then attempted to comple te a 180-degree turn at a higher than normal rate of speed. Employee #1 lost po sitive control of the machine and was unable to stop. Employee #1's scraper col lided with the scraper driven by Coworker #1. Employee #1, who was wearing a se at belt, lost consciousness. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 wa s transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a concussion, mu ltiple rib fractures, and contusions to his left lung and left knee. During the subsequent investigation, the employer's mechanic stated that he had inspected the scraper operated by Employee #1, which was totaled in the collision, and tha t the machine's braking system was not functional.

Keywords: collision, concussion, fracture, lost control, maintenance, residential construction, rib, scraper, speeding, unconsciousness
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1267175.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Grader, dozer and scraper operators FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal

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