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Accident: 115727.015 - Employee Fractures Shoulder When Struck By Concrete Hose

Accident: 115727.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1363516.01512/03/2018Pacific Southwest Structures, Inc
At 10:30 a.m. on August 29, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a concrete constructi on company, was engaged in construction of concrete parking structures. He was handling the rubber hose, 4-5 inches in diameter, that is used to deliver concre te slurry from a concrete boom truck to the pour location. As pumping resumed a fter a down time, there was a surge in the hose line as a clog cleared, and the hose whipped violently due to the release of energy/pressure that had built up. The hose struck the employee on the left side of his head, then whipped back an d struck and fractured his right clavicle/shoulder bone. The employee was trans ported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of the fractured shoulder.
Keywords: boom, boom truck, concrete pump, construction, fracture, head, hose, pressure release, shoulder, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   4 45
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1363516.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade

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