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Accident: 201634888 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured When Struck By Swinging Pipe

Accident: 201634888 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 10/11/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30824454010/14/20042436Murphy Copany
On October 11, 2004, Employee #1 was using a Hitachi EX120 excavator to place a pipe into a semi-trailer. The pipe was 5.5-in. in diameter and 40 ft long. As he placed the pipe into the high sided trailer, the pipe broke at the coupling in the center. It swung down and into the cab of the excavator. The pipe struck Employee #1 on his left leg and trapped him in the cab. He was hospitalized with a fractured leg.
Keywords: fracture, excavator, pipe, struck by, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308244540 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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