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Accident: 201489226 - Employee Is Injured During Loading Operation

Accident: 201489226 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 12/18/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30112701512/20/20061622Kiewit Pacific Co.
On February 2, 2007, Employee #1 was unhooking rigging from a temporary pile that was lowered onto a barge. The rigging was attached to the whip line of a lattice mobile crawler crane. The headache ball was two feet off the ground, when it suddenly dropped to ground level and rolled onto Employee #1's right leg. Employee #1 was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel, and was transported to a hospital, where he remained for seven days. Employee #1 sustained a fractured right fibula.
Keywords: barge, fracture, crawler crane, construction, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object, headache ball, foot, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301127015 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drillers, earth FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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