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Accident: 171056914 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Hydraulics Fail On Traxcavator

Accident: 171056914 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12679286009/14/19981623Kenny Seng Const
Employee #1 was in the bucket of a Caterpillar Traxcavator, removing the ring and cover for a manhole. The loader's hydraulics failed and before the operator could get the loader into reverse, Employee #1's left leg became caught between the blade and the ring. He sustained a compound fracture of his left leg.
Keywords: fracture, manhole cover, loader bucket, construction, equipment failure, caught between, loader, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126792860 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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