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Accident: 201506037 - Employee Loses Teeth When Struck By Pipe

Accident: 201506037 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 10/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30734024011/04/20051794Impact Demo And Hauling Inc
At approximately 10:43 a.m. on October 26, 2005, Employee #1's supervisor was moving an eight-foot metal pipe with a concrete base, using an excavator. The pipe slipped from the excavator, fell to the ground, and one end of the pipe tilted and struck Employee #1. He sustained injuries to his left cheek and lost six of his teeth from the upper left jaw. Employee #1 was transported to Highland Hospital Oakland, where he was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: mouth, laceration, excavator, pipe, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307340240 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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