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Accident: 103455.015 - Employee Is Struck By Machine, Falls, And Incurs Multiple Fr

Accident: 103455.015 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 10/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1298121.01510/06/20171796317718478 - Eastern Oregon Petroleum Llc
At 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a petr oleum products company, were working at an above-ground storage tank. Employee #1 was on top of the tank and handling a turbine that was being lifted out of th e tank. Coworker #1 was operating a ground-level boom being used in the lifting operation. The strap from the boom broke, and the turbine swung and struck Emp loyee #1. Employee #1 was knocked to the tarmac, a fall height of approximately 13 feet. Coworker #1 called for emergency services, and Employee #1 was transp orted to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for numerous fractures, incl uding his shoulder blade, collarbone, and 10 fractured ribs, and a dislocated an kle.
Keywords: collarbone, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, material handling, rib, shoulder, storage tank, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1298121.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Helpers, construction trades FallDist: 13
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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