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Accident: 201622586 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Front End Bucket

Accident: 201622586 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31217834608/28/20081611Tidewater Contractors Inc
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on August 21, 2008, an employee and coworkers were loading heavy concrete blocks onto a truck trailer. The operator drove up to the blocks. The employee was standing on a block and between the loader and other blocks waiting to hook the next block on the loader bucket. The loader approached the blocks and lowered the front end bucket pinching the employee between the loader bucket and blocks. The employee' fractured his hip and pelvis. The employee was transferred to a hospital in California, where he was hospitalized and treated for the fractures.
Keywords: fracture, front end loader, trailer truck, caught between, pelvis, struck by, hip, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312178346 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous plant and system operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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