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Accident: 201163904 - Employee'S Arm Is Crushed By Backhoe Bucket

Accident: 201163904 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12611506209/16/20021611La City Public Works - Street Maintenance
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on August 28, 2002, Employee #1, a maintenance assistant with sidewalk repair crew, was working as the grounds person for a backhoe operator. Employee #1 was in sight of the operator and clear of the bucket while the backhoe picked up a piece of concrete. Employee #1 stepped between the path of the bucket and a block pillar. As the bucket released the concrete piece, it swung to the right and struck Employee #1. He sustained multiple fractures to his right arm, as well as chest injuries. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: chest, fracture, equipment operator, arm, backhoe bucket, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126115062 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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