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Accident: 104281.015 - Employee Cleaning Out Paver Has Arm Crushed

Accident: 104281.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 01/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1291768.01501/31/2018Mcmillen Enterprises Inc
At 8:45 a.m. on January 31, 2018, Employee #1, Coworker #1, and four additional members of the work crew, employed by a paving company, were laying "skin patche s" of sheet asphalt to level a college football field. They were using a Leeboy Conveyor Paver, two HAMM rollers, a backhoe, and several dump trucks. After th ey spread a load of sheet asphalt from the paver's hopper onto the ground, Emplo yee #1 was instructed by Coworker #1 to clear some old paving material from unde rneath the right side of the paver. The paver was still running and in operatio n mode. Coworker #1, believing Employee #1 had completed the cleaning and was c lear of the paver, returned to the paver's controls and opened the gate. Employ ee #1 was caught between the paver's gate and the ground, and his arm was crushe d. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospi tal, admitted, and treated for a fractured arm.
Keywords: arm, asphalt, caught between, cleaning, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, fracture, lockout, lockout/tagout
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1291768.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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