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Accident: 114249.015 - Employee Marking Road Is Struck By Loader Backing Up And Fra

Accident: 114249.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1357932.01511/02/2018Santa Ana Creek Development Company
At 11:00 a.m. on October 31, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a con struction company, were engaged in an excavation at a site where a new multifami ly residential building was being constructed. Employee #1 was using spray pain t to mark areas on a road scheduled for excavation. The coworker was driving a 3-ton Volvo Wheel Loader L120H with a bucket. As Employee #1 was bent over and marking the road, the coworker backed up the loader without the assistance/direc tion of a signaler. Employee #1 was struck and his right arm was run over. The backup alarm was operating, but Employee #1 stated during the subsequent invest igation that he did not hear the alarm. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of a fractured right fo rearm and an open wound measuring approximately 8.5 inches by 3 inches. Employe e #1 required skin graft surgery for the wound.
Keywords: alarm, backing up, construction vehicle, crushed, excavation, forearm, fracture, laceration, loader, residential construction, road, run over, signalman, spray painting, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1357932.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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