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Accident: 201077229 - Employee Injures Leg When Struck By Manhole Base

Accident: 201077229 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/04/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534232910/11/20111623Kta Construction, Inc
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on September 26, 2011, Employee #1, a pipe layer, was in an excavation approximately 10 ft underground. Another employee, a backhoe operator, was standing at the backhoe's controls lowering a 48 in. concrete manhole base weighing approximately 2,500 lbs into the excavation by a sling on a backhoe bucket. The backhoe operator's vest caught on the control levers and as he sat down, the manhole base on the sling swung up against Employee #1 and pinned him between the load and the side of the excavation. The backhoe operator then dropped the base causing the concrete manhole to scrape the lower left leg of Employee #1 and land on his left foot. Employee #1 did not seek medical attention until October 4, 2011. He was hospitalized for a serious infection. (Note: Event date states 10/04/2011. Narrative states event happened on September 26, 2011.)
Keywords: clothing, excavation, equipment operator, construction, laceration, infection, struck by, manhole, backhoe bucket, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315342329 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Lifting operations

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