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Accident: 170765309 - Employee Pinned By Loader Vehicle Boom Swing

Accident: 170765309 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/01/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12552809111/02/20041794North Bay Construction Inc
Employee #1, working for North Bay Construction Inc. in Rohnert Park, CA, was loading parts and fittings into the cab floor of a CAT (model 416D) backhoe for transport to a job site. During this process, one of the fittings rolled onto the foot control that activated the backhoe boom swing. Employee #1 was pinned between the boom and the rear of the CAT. He suffered four fractured ribs and a ruptured spleen.
Keywords: loading, fracture, spleen, boom, pinned, earthmoving equip, rupture, rib
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125528091 Hospitalized injury Fracture Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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