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Accident: 112114.015 - Employee Is Injured When Metal Shard Flies Into Leg

Accident: 112114.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1355299.01508/30/2018F J Willert Contracting Co.
At 12:15 p.m. on August 15, 2018, Employee #1, a mechanic employed by a construc tion company, was working at a site that was being cleared for a commercial buil ding construction. Heavy construction equipment was being used to move the eart h. The employee was using a 7-pound hammer to dislodge and then replace a worn out tooth on a dozer's ripper attachment. As he was hammering, a small piece of metal broke off from the tooth and flew into his left calf. The employee was t ransported to the hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery to remov e the metal shard embedded in his calf muscle.
Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, dozer, ejected, laceration, leg, maintenance, mechanic, metal strip, repair, struck by
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 1355299.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Heavy equipment mechanics FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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