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Accident: 112828.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures After Jumping Off Excav

Accident: 112828.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 01/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1370265.01501/10/2019Duarte'S Towing
At 1:53 p.m. on January 7, 2019, Employee #1 was preparing to tow an excavator t hat was not operational. He was attaching two steel wires from a tow truck to th e excavator that was parked partially on a slope. The owner of the excavator rem oved/loosened all the bolts from the right and left gearbox of the excavator bef ore the employee had finished securing the excavator. The excavator started movi ng down the slope. Employee #1 jumped off of the excavator and landed on trees a nd other debris. He sustained a fractured pelvis, fractured tailbone, and fractu red foot. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: excavator, foot, fracture, pelvis, towed equipment, unsecured
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1370265.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Diver

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