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Accident: 201185493 - Employee'S Neck Is Fractured Falling Down

Accident: 201185493 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 09/20/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268984709/22/20101623Ntk Construction, Inc.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on September 20, 2010, Employee #1, a construction laborer, was installing a storm drain. The foreman was on the job in another area of the site, and the excavation was already dug and shored. The access into the excavation was provided by a ramp. Employee #1 was using a 5-gallon bucket to scoop out the standing water left from the previous night's rain. He stood up and bumped his head against the hydraulic shore bracing used to hold up the vertical walls of the excavation to prevent caving-in. Employee #1 fell face down and he was paralyzed. Employee #1 was hospitalized for five broken vertebrae in his neck and a weakened right leg.
Keywords: fracture, head, paralysis, ditch, struck against, fall, vertebra, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312689847 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Other

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