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Accident: 201147311 - Employee Fractures Ribs When Struck By Backhoe Boom

Accident: 201147311 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/03/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535659412/15/20051623Herman Weissker
On October 3, 2005, Employee #1 and a coworker were working for an firm that constructed underground utilities. Employee #1 was not a contract employee. The two workers were unloading a palletized stack of clay sewer pipes from a flatbed truck. Their plan was to move the pallet to the edge of the flatbed and then lift the pallet with a forklift. They were going to tie the pallet with a rope to the bucket of a backhoe and slide it to the edge of the flatbed. The coworker was operating a Case 580 Super L backhoe, with Serial Number 100002, while Employee #1 was on the flatbed, fastening a rope to the bucket of the backhoe. The backhoe boom swung over inadvertently and knocked Employee #1 off the flatbed onto a pile of pipes. Employee #1 sustained several fractured ribs and a collapsed left lung. He was hospitalized for one week.
Keywords: sewer, fracture, boom, palletized cargo, rib, pallet, pipe, struck by, flatbed truck, backhoe
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 305356594 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Other

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