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Accident: 201614237 - Worker Is Crushed By Suspended Bag Of Sand

Accident: 201614237 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 07/23/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31271952907/24/20091781Schneider Equipment Inc
On July 23, 2009, Employee #1 was crouched underneath a 3,000 lb. bag of silica sand which was suspended by a backhoe with a forklift attachment. He was untying a spout to pour the sand into a recently-drilled water well. The backhoe operator inadvertently operated a lever while exiting the backhoe. The suspended bag then lowered onto Employee #1, pinning his upper body between the bag and a metal chute. He was hospitalized for unspecified fractures.
Keywords: fracture, sand, pinned, suspended load, crushed, backhoe, inattention, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312719529 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drilling and boring machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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