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Accident: 201067501 - Employee Is Struck By Equipment And Injured

Accident: 201067501 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/06/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30702766403/19/20041611South West Engineering Inc
On March 4, 2004, Employee #1 was assigned by his supervisor, to cut some asphalt with a gas powered cut-off saw. Employee #1 had his back turned to a Bobcat and was cutting the concrete with a cut-off saw. Employee #1 did not hear the Bobcat as it backed up onto him. Employee #1 was crouched down behind the Bobcat, and the Bobcat backed up in preparation for scoop. Employee #1 also did not hear the Bobcat's back up alarm and there was no flagman to guide the Bob Cat, while backing up. Employee #1 was hit and ran over by the Bobcat Model Number T190 Turbo with a Skid Steer Attachment, Tractor Number 8790-06. Employee #1 sustained a fractured left femur, and a fractured right ankle. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle, alarm, flagman, noise, struck by, ankle, backing up, inattention, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307027664 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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