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Accident: 101265.015 - Employee Strikes Head On Excavator Bucket Resulting In Brain

Accident: 101265.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 10/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271494.01510/19/2017Horizon Underground, Llc
On October 19, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an excavation company, was engaged in excavation work at a multiemployer construction project. After helping to clean up a shallow pit of debris, he began to climb out of the pit. Employee #1 struck his head against an excavator bucket. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a sub-acute cerebellar infarction.
Keywords: access/egress, excavation, head, excavator, construction, pit, struck against, cleaning, brain
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1271494.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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