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Accident: 103300.015 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Falling Gravel And Bucket

Accident: 103300.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 02/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1296486.01502/20/2018D.S. Meyer Enterprises Llc
On February 13, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a construction company, were engaged in trenching work. Coworker #1 was operating an excavator and lifting the excavator's bucket, which was full of gravel from the trench being dug. Employee #1 was holding plastic coverings down near the trench to collect the gravel. Coworker #1, as the result of a distraction, shut off the excavator with the bucket positioned mid-air and directly above Employee #1. The hydraulic system valve failed, and the bucket's load of gravel was released. Employee #1 was struck in the back by the falling gravel and the rear end of the bucket, and he fell into the trench. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: trench, back, construction vehicle, falling object, excavation, hydraulic lift, excavator, equipment failure, construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition   0 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1296486.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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