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Accident: 133114.015 - Employee Incurs Concussion When Struck In Head By Loader Buc

Accident: 133114.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/22/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511542.01501/25/2021Connell Resources, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on January 22, 2021, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a con struction company, were working on a road repair project. Employee #1 was watch ing as his coworker operated a front end loader to scrape frozen aggregate from a sidewalk. Thinking the loader had completed the scraping in that space, Emplo yee #1 moved forward with a torch to melt the frozen aggregate that had been scr aped. However, the loader operator moved the loader bucket to do a second scrap e. Employee #1, who was wearing a hard hat, was struck in the head by the bucke t. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of a concussion and a strained neck.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concussion, construction, equipment operator, front end loader, frozen, hard hat, head, loader bucket, neck, ppe, rehabilitation, repair, sprain, struck by, torch, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation   0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1511542.015 21 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing

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