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Accident: 14372775 - Employee Suffers Paralysis After Being Run Over By Ditcher

Accident: 14372775 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 10/20/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12246405010/23/19955984Reed Gas Co.
Employee #1 was operating a J.I. Case ditcher, model 30+4, to level soil in the area where he had been working. He became trapped and was run over by the machine. He suffered a broken collarbone and pelvis, 12 broken ribs, and two spinal fractures. Employee #1 was paralyzed from the lungs down.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, spine, collarbone, earthmoving equip, pelvis, rib, run over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122464050 Fatality Fracture Grader, dozer and scraper operators

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