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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170886501 - Employee'S Foot Crushed Between Steel Plate And Curb

Accident: 170886501 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11968370401/28/19971794Mountain Cascade Inc.
Employee #1 was standing on a concrete curb that was 18 in. from two stacks of steel plates that were to be placed over an open trench. An excavator was moving out of the way so a loader could place the plates over the trench when the track of the excavator struck the top steel plate and moved it toward the curb. Employee #1 had just stepped off the curb and was stepping back onto it when the plate moved. His foot was pinned against the curb for approximately 3 0r 4 seconds before the excavator moved and released the plate. Employee #1's foot was crushed.
Keywords: steel plate, pinned, work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, caught between, crushed, excavator, communication, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119683704 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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