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Accident: 201494978 - Employee Fractures Leg When Struck By Falling Equipment

Accident: 201494978 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/14/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31506910404/29/20111711Kangarooter, Inc.
At about 2:30 p.m. on March 14, 2011, Employee #1, a plumber's assistant, with Kangarooter, Inc., was operating an auger truck when the hydraulic ram controlling the bucket movement failed. The auger bucket unexpectedly swung towards the employee and struck him as he stood at the operator's station. The employee sustained a femur fracture and was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: hydraulic ram, fracture, air conditioner, auger, plumbing, struck by, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315069104 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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