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Accident: 200612398 - Employee Injured When Struck As Excavator Overturns

Accident: 200612398 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 10/13/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30955443410/13/20061795Arnold Drouin D/B/A A.D. Excavating
On October 13, 2006, Employee #1, the owner of a demolition company, was working with his son and a partner to dismantle a building. They were using an excavator to knock down the structure when it hit a power pole and overturned, striking Employee #1. He suffered a fractured shoulder and collarbone, and other tissue damage. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent surgery.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, dismantling, collarbone, struck against, construction, excavator, struck by, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Demolition Under $50,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309554434 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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