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Accident: 170570238 - Employee Hospitalized When Ejected From Elevated Bucket

Accident: 170570238 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/20/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12466496208/04/19941611Scdot - Orange County
Employee #1 had been assigned to replace a shield on a traffic light. He set up his truck in the right hand lane with lights flashing and cones in place . The elevated bucket with Employee #1 was at the light over the left hand lane. When a truck pulling a trailer went through the intersection, the trailer hit the bottom of the elevated bucket, ripping it from the boom. Employee #1 was thrown from the bucket onto the top of the trailer. He suffered a dislocated shoulder, abrasions, and bruises. Employee #1 was not tied off because he did not have a safety belt.
Keywords: ejected, shoulder, safety belt, construction, traffic control, dislocated, struck by, tractor trailer, tie-off, bucket elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124664962 Non Hospitalized injury Dislocation Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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