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Accident: 201119062 - Employee'S Ankles Fractured When Caught By Sling Cable

Accident: 201119062 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/07/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618262504/27/20051521Swift Teconics Inc.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on April 7, 2005, Employee #1, a foreman, was at a construction site for new single-family housing. He was using a backhoe to transport a sling cable that was coiled up in the driver's area. While in transit, the cable uncoiled. On end became caught in the moving tires, while the other end wrapped around Employee #1's ankles. He suffered fractures to both sankles, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, wire rope, unsecured, work rules, equipment operator, caught by, construction, mech mat handling, backhoe, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126182625 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Other

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