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Accident: 200772952 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Object

Accident: 200772952 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 11/18/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30609935911/18/20031799Valley Crest Landscape, Inc.
On November 18, 2003, Employee #1, a foreman, was setting concrete blocks in a shallow hole to be used to stabilize infant trees. They were being lifted by a backhoe. The chain was set onto a hook on the bucket of the backhoe and the other end of the chain was wrapped around the block. Employee #1 was guiding the blocks into the hole. The chain came off of the hook on the backhoe and struck Employee #1 in the right thigh. He was hospitalized with bruises, contusions, and abrasions.
Keywords: construction, thigh, abrasion, struck by, concrete block, falling object, backhoe, contusion, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306099359 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Lifting operations

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