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Accident: 170354054 - Employee Impaled By Rebars When Bobcat Overturns

Accident: 170354054 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/28/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12022008211/23/19931799Dale'S Bobcat Service
At around 11:15 a.m. on October 28, 1993, Employee #1 was operating a model 443 Bobcat equipped with a front end loader bucket. He was moving some dirt and rocks from a swimming pool excavation. While he was driving the Bobcat, it tipped over on its left side and two rebars came through the side guard openings and impaled Employee #1's abdominal area. He was taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek where he stayed for 1 week. He recovered and appeared to be in fine health as of February 7, 1994.
Keywords: abdomen, front end loader, rebar, impaled, construction, loader, overturn, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120220082 Hospitalized injury Puncture Excavating and loading machine operators

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