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Accident: 170843551 - Employee Thrown From Tractor Seat

Accident: 170843551 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11962366804/12/20021521Frontier Contracting Inc.
On April 8, 2002, Employee #1 was driving a wheeled tractor loader along the paved path of an embankment 50 ft above a live creek. Employee #1 was seated on the tractor moving backwards on the Case 580K back-hoe with a partial load in the loader bucket. Employee #1 was ejected from the seat when tractor unexpectedly broke through the asphaltic layer and turned downhill. Employee #1 was not belted in and as the tractor bounced and slid down hill he was thrown out up hill. The tractor rolled over onto its side and slid down the 50-ft. rip-rap slope. Employee #1 sustained a cut to the back of his head and a sprain to his left ankle. Factors that contributed this accident are Employee #1 not having his seat belt fastened and the construction site being along a steep creek bank. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: ejected, head, work rules, laceration, loader, tractor, backhoe, sprain, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119623668 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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