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Accident: 201182029 - Employee Crushes Foot While Working Alongside Backhoe

Accident: 201182029 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 12/22/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30089476301/28/20041611Shimmick-Olson, J.V.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 22, 2003, Employee #1, a laborer, was working for a general contractor that was conducting a light rail project for the City of San Francisco. Employee #1 was instructed to assist in the movement of a 6-inch-wide by 12-foot-long pipe to another part of the jobsite. The pipe was hoisted, using a sling, by a Caterpillar, Model Number 426, backhoe. As the backhoe was traveling with the pipe, Employee #1 was walking alongside while holding one end of the pipe to control its movement. The backhoe operator inadvertently bumped a control lever with his knee. The bucket moved, causing the pipe to swing and hit Employee #1. Employee #1 fell to the ground and the backhoe ran over his left foot. The operator positioned the backhoe on the side of the street and proceeded to attend to Employee #1. Employee #1 was hospitalized at St. Luke's Hospital and treated for a crushed left foot.
Keywords: construction, crushed, struck by, flying object, run over, backhoe, ankle, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300894763 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Other

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