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Accident: 170047492 - Employee Breaks Ribs When Pinned By Small Tractor

Accident: 170047492 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 09/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11134131909/16/19931623Evergreen Utility Contractors Inc
Employee #1 was positioning a Case Maxi/sneaker plough into position on a 25 percent slope in order to bury a telephone cable. He was walking on the downhill side of the machine, reaching across to the travel and steering controls. The machine began to tip over toward Employee #1 and, in attempting to avoid it, he tripped or slipped and was then pinned to the pavement by the rops. Employee #1 sustained multiple broken ribs. The equipment is designed to be sat on with the seat belt buckled at all times while in operation.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, roll-over, work rules, rops, construction, steep grade, seat belt, rib, tractor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111341319 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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