Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201065745 - Employee Injured When Pinned By Coverplate In Trench

Accident: 201065745 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30079190211/05/20024922San Diego Gas And Electric
On October 25, 2002, Employee #1, a gas fitter, was working for a company that maintains the electrical and gas conduits in San Diego County. The employee was working in a shallow trench, preparing to install a tie-in on a 6-in. poly gas line. Within a few feet of this trench lay a thick steel cover plate, used after work hours to cover the trench and support the normal flow of vehicle traffic over the trench. A coworker drove a bobcat tractor, Ingersoll Rand, Product Identification Number 514428794, Number 8, over the top of the cover plate, and simultaneously turned the tractor. The friction of the bobcat wheel caused the cover plate to rotate and slide backwards towards and across the trench, pinning Employee #1 in the trench. Employee #1 was hospitalized where he was treated for a ruptured kidney.
Keywords: steel plate, abdomen, cover, pinned, trench, tractor, kidney, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300791902 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close