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Accident: 127939.015 - Employee Is Pinned To Bridge Guardrail And Is Killed

Accident: 127939.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 07/20/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484534.01507/21/2020Gregori Construction Inc.
At 7:40 a.m. on July 20, 2020, Employee #1 was working as part of a group of thr ee employees to clean an area south of a bridge. A coworker was operating an ex cavator (Komatsu model PC170LS-10) to pick up a fallen tree limb. At some point, Employee #1 walked within the swing radius of the excavator between the excavat or and bridge guardrail as the coworker began to turn the excavator to pick up t he limb. The excavator counterweight pinned Employee #1 to the bridge guardrail and caused crushing, blunt force trauma injuries to Employee #1's lower torso an d killed Employee #1.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, bridge, counterbalance, crushing, excavator, guardrail, pinned, torso, tree limb
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1484534.015 26 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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