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Accident: 201164498 - Employee'S Knee Pinned Between Dirt And Bucket

Accident: 201164498 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/21/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615582912/09/20021771Chung Hu Yoo Dba Twin Brothers Construction
At approximately 3:40 p.m. on November 21, 2002, an operator of a 420D Caterpillar Backhoe Loader, Serial Number 7BJ58042 E01095, was digging a hole as part of the foundation of a residential dwelling in Los Angeles, California. The hole was approximately 4 ft deep and 8 ft wide. Employee #1 left a shovel and a measuring tape inside the hole and decided to retrieve the two items. Employee #1 asked the operator of the backhoe to transport him using the bucket of the backhoe loader in and out of the hole. On the way up, Employee #1 yelled that something was wrong with his leg. The operator immediately went into the hole to help Employee #1but he observed that Employee #1 was already standing in the bucket ready to be transported to the ground. The operator went into the backhoe cab and raised the bucket with Employee #1 standing in it to the ground. Employee #1 told the operator that his left leg was broken. The operator transported Employee #1 to the hospital where he was treated by a physician and released.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, construction, loader, backhoe, bucket elevator, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126155829 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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