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Accident: 105266.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Dirt And Rock And Injures Back

Accident: 105266.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313635.01504/16/2018Trench Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on April 5, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a trenching construction company, was working in an excavation, a ditch being prepared for a retention p ond pipe. He was using a handheld shovel to level out gravel. A construction ve hicle, a loader/backhoe, was being loaded next to the retention pond. A mass of dirt/rock measuring approximately 3 feet in diameter fell off the back of the t ruck and struck Employee #1's lower back. Emergency services were called, and E mployee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a b ack injury.
Keywords: back, construction, excavation, falling object, loader/backhoe, pipe, rock, shovel, struck by, truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1313635.015 66 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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