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Accident: 201490760 - Employee'S Neck Is Injured By Pole

Accident: 201490760 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/28/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082586406/03/20087363Wem Enterprise Inc Dba Fbm Financial Bus Mgt
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 28, 2008, Employee #1 was a laborer for Dave's Backhoe Service. He was setting up a 4.5-in. by 10 ft metal pole which was to be used as a fence gate post. The pole was placed into a 3 ft by 3 ft trench by Employee #1 and a coworker. When the coworker stepped out of the trench, Employee #1 was injured when the pole slipped out of his hand and struck him on the head. He was hospitalized at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for treatment of a hairline fracture of his neck.
Keywords: head, trench, metal pole, neck, struck by, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310825864 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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