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Accident: 107026.015 - Employee Is Struck By Trench Box And Leg Is Broken

Accident: 107026.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1289089.01501/22/2018Tc Construction Company Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on January 5, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed b y a construction company, were replacing a municipal waterline along a road. Em ployee #1 was digging in an 8-inch trench, seeking the water shut-off valve. Co worker #1 was operating a Caterpillar 320 Excavator. Coworker #2 was acting as a spotter for the excavation operations. A trench box lay on its side at surfac e level, awaiting placement in the trench. Coworker #1 attempted to use the exc avator boom to move the trench box. The boom struck the trench box, which slid across the 8-inch trench and struck Employee #1. Emergency services were called , and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to his left leg's tibia and fibula bones.
Keywords: boom, construction, construction vehicle, equipment operator, excavation, fracture, leg, struck by, trench, trench box
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1289089.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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