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Accident: 201125259 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured By Chain Binder

Accident: 201125259 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 10/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30084216801/06/20051623Ford Construction
On October 20, 2004, Employee #1 was working with a crew of men installing underground pipes at a roadside. Two pipes, each 50 ft long, were secured to the bucket of a front end loader by chains and binders and were to be unloaded. As he unlatched the binder, the lever rapidly opened under the tension and struck his leg. He was hospitalized with a fractured leg.
Keywords: fracture, front end loader, construction, pipe, struck by, flying object, bucket elevator, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300842168 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Lifting operations

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