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Accident: 114186.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Crushed By Falling Excavator Bucket

Accident: 114186.015 -- Report ID: 0625500 -- Event Date: 03/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1383200.01503/06/2019Russell Boothe Construction Company
At 11:30 a.m. on March 4, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a concre te construction company, were building a 4-foot tall retaining wall. They were stacking limestone and cement blocks measuring 46 inches by 18 inches by 7 inch es to build the wall. The coworker was operating an XCMG XE210 crawler excavato r with a bucket holding chain slings connected to wire rope, used to lift, trans port, and place each block. Employee #1 was standing under the excavator bucket with his left arm on a block that had just been placed. He had removed the wir e rope and was preparing to mark and trim the block when the excavator bucket fe ll onto his arm. His arm was crushed between the bucket and the block. Emergen cy services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted for t reatment of his crushed left arm.
Keywords: arm, bucket , caught between, construction, crushed, excavator, falling object, fracture, rigging, struck by, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1383200.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry

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