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Accident: 112955.015 - Employee Clearing Conveyor Jam Fractures And Lacerates Ankle

Accident: 112955.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1342598.01508/29/2018City Of Los Angeles Public Works - Bureau Of Street Services
At 7:30 a.m. on August 7, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a munici pal street services department, were preparing a street for paving. This includ ed preparing the CAT Asphalt Paver, Model AP1055F, that the coworker was operati ng. The coworker turned on the Paver and engaged the hopper conveyor and the h orizontal rotating auger conveyor. As the conveyors were running, the coworker noticed a piece of plywood, approximately a 3 feet by 3 feet, jammed in the hori zontal rotating conveyor. The coworker instructed Employee #1 to remove the woo d. Employee #1 stood on the left side of the rotating auger and leaned in to vi ew the wood. The rotating auger caught his left boot, twisted his ankle, and cu t into his heel. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admi tted for treatment of fractures to his ankle and lower tibia (shinbone) and deep lacerations to his ankle.
Keywords: ankle, auger, caught by, construction, construction vehicle, conveyor, foot, fracture, jammed, laceration, leaning over, leg, lockout, road paving, tibia
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1342598.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy

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