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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 jackin g 10-inch diameter steel casing. As he was removing steel wedges used to connec t 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 call ed, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treate d for multiple facial and jaw fractures and crushing injuries.
Keywords: boring machine, caught between, construction, control lever, crushing, excavation, face, fracture, head
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 Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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