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Accident: 170701031 - Employee'S Leg Amputated When Run Over By Excavator

Accident: 170701031 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12590758408/18/19971623G R Mckervey Inc
Employee #1, a construction laborer, and a coworker were guiding a large concrete section of K-rail into place while it was attached by a chain to the bucket of a tracked excavator. The coworker was at the front of the K-rail and Employee #1 was at the rear. Out of the corner of his eye, the coworker saw Employee #1 go down and then heard him start to scream. Employee #1's left leg had been crushed under the right track of the excavator, and was amputated below the hip.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, caught by, construction, earthmoving equip, crushed, excavator, run over, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125907584 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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