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Accident: 106533.015 - Employee Is Struck As Excavator Backs Up And Shoulder Is Fra

Accident: 106533.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1308648.01503/29/2018G & F Concrete Cutting Inc
At 11:30 a.m. on March 29, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an exca vation company, were performing trenching operations at the site of a new multif amily residential building. The coworker was operating a mini-excavator and dig ging a 3-foot deep trench 2 to 3 feet away from the building. Employee #1 was a cting as the equipment operator's spotter. After completing work in one area, E mployee #1 asked the coworker to reposition the excavator. The coworker began t o back up the excavator, and it struck Employee #1, pinning him between the equi pment and the building. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tra nsported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured shoulder and a sprained hip.
Keywords: building, caught between, equipment operator, excavation, excavator, fracture, hip, pinned, residential construction, shoulder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1308648.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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