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Accident: 170710750 - Two Employees Injured In Fall From Manbasket Into River

Accident: 170710750 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 06/14/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12316471706/17/19961611The George A. Tomasso Construction Corp.
Employees #1 and #2 were in a manbasket that was being lowered by a Cat backhoe to mark out where they were going to cut into the wing wall for a storm drain. As they were being raised, one of the chains slipped off the hook on the backhoe. Employees #1 and #2 were dumped approximately 18 to 20 ft into the river. They suffered hand and back injuries and were transported to Bridgeport Hospital.
Keywords: chain, unsecured, work rules, slip, construction, back, fall, backhoe, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123164717 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 123164717 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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