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Accident: 116171.015 - Employee Is Struck Unconscious When Compactor Rolls Over

Accident: 116171.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 04/26/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396449.01504/26/2019Weaver Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
On April 26, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a road construction company, was eng aged in a road widening project. He was operating a Caterpillar mini roller com pactor. As he turned his head and attempted to back up the roller, his hand ina dvertently moved on the steering wheel, causing the roller to catch the soft edg e of the road. The roller rolled over onto its side, and the employee's head wa s struck. The employee lost consciousness. He was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released without hospitalization.
Keywords: backing up, construction, equipment operator, fall, fall protection, head, road, roll-over, roller--const equip, steering wheel, struck against, unconsciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1396449.015 54 M Non Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist: 4
Cause: Backfilling and compacting

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