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Accident: 104749.015 - Employee Operating Boring Machine Incurs Crushed Jaw And Fac

Accident: 104749.015 -- Report ID: 0950653 -- Event Date: 04/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1308948.01504/16/2018Golden State Boring & Pipe Jacking Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on April 13, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a drilling construction company, was operating an Akkerman Guided Boring Machine Model 308A with jacking 10-inch diameter steel casing. As he was removing steel wedges used to connect casing, he bumped and activated the thrust control lever. His head was caught between the machine's push plate and front frame. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple facial and jaw fractures and crushing injuries.
Keywords: crushing, control lever, face, head, fracture, excavation, construction, boring machine, caught between
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1308948.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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