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Accident: 170784557 - Employee Suffers Skull Fracture In Bulldozer Accident

Accident: 170784557 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/07/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31651838009/12/20127699Peterson Machinery Company
On September 7, 2012 Employee #1 was attempting to remove a track pin on a bulldozer, using a portable hydraulic press as part of a field service call. Employee #1 secured the press to the track but was unable to punch the pin due to the length of the ram. In order to gain additional stroke distance, Employee #1 placed a nut between the pin and the ram, behind the machines bulldozer blade. The ram was pressurized and when Employee #1 did not hear the pin pop, he raised his head above the blade to check the results just as the nut slipped from its mount striking him in the forehead. Employee #1 was transported to a nearby hospital then airlifted to a regional hospital where he was admitted for several days with a skull fracture above the right eye.
Keywords: eye, fracture, pin, forehead, health care facility, skull, truck, struck by, bulldozer, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316518380 Hospitalized injury Fracture Garage and service station related occupations

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