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Accident: 171059777 - Employee'S Foot Amputated When Run Over By Tracked Vehicle

Accident: 171059777 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/04/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30360993709/11/20001771Western Quality Concrete Inc
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on September 4, 2000, Employee #1, age 18, was helping to pave the west runway apron at Salt Lake City International Airport. A coworker operating a tracked machine placed reinforcing metal baskets on the surface and a dump truck filled with concrete backed in to deliver its load. Employee #1's job was to slightly open the dump truck tailgate by tapping it with a hammer. At 5 ft 5 in. in height, he had to stand on the bars of the metal basket to reach the tailgate. His wet rubber boots slipped off the basket and he was thrown to the ground just as the tracked vehicle moved to its next position, crushing his left foot. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where his foot was surgically amputated.
Keywords: rubber boot, amputated, tailgate, vehicle, airport, slip, slippery surface, run over, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303609937 Hospitalized injury Amputation Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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