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Accident: 136005.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured When Struck By Falling Concrete

Accident: 136005.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 01/21/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511750.01501/26/2021Prism Response Llc
At 5:02 p.m. on January 21, 2021, Employee #1 and a coworker were performing dem olition work at a three-story university building. Employee #1 was on the groun d level at the end of a chute. He was using a Bobcat T650 Track Loader to colle ct the material being dropped down the chute and place the material in a contain er. The coworker on the second floor dropped a 5-foot concrete block down the c hute, and it struck Employee #1 on the leg. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of a leg fracture, lacerations, and contusio ns. The subsequent investigation determined that the discharge end of the chute had not been equipped with a substantial gate, and no one was directing operati ons at the chute discharge.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete block, construction, contusion, demolition, equipment operator, falling object, fracture, laceration, leg, loader, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1511750.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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