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Accident: 201178704 - Employee Is Injured When Run Over By Excavator

Accident: 201178704 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/16/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30936268909/23/20051791California Erectors Bay Area Inc.
On September 16, 2005, Employee #1, an iron worker, and another employee went to a storage yard to load a galvanized column onto the rack of a pickup truck. The column was suspended from a chocker that in turn was connected to a Gradall excavator. The other employee began driving the excavator to the waiting truck while Employee #1 walked alongside the column on the right. A tire on the excavator struck Employee #1's foot and he fell. The coworker lost sight of Employee #1, stopped the excavator and dismounted to investigate. He found the excavator's right front tire came to rest on Employee #1's legs. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a torn ACL in his right knee and required 14 screws, a plate, and pins in his right foot, as well as a skin graft to the same foot to repair the damage. Employee #1 required two hospitalizations totaling approximately 30 days.
Keywords: knee, fracture, steel, construction, excavator, mech mat handling, struck by, run over, foot, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309362689 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Loading dock forming and pouring
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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