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Accident: 201638806 - Employee'S Legis Fractured When Struck By Concrete

Accident: 201638806 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 09/16/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31347753109/21/20091611Northwest Earthmovers Inc
On September 16, 2009, Employee #1 was standing nearby as an excavator was removing a piece of concrete curb and gutter that was approximately 7 ft long. The concrete piece had been lifted approximately 1.5 ft on one end when it broke loose from the asphalt. The concrete piece tumbled end over end toward Employee #1 who was approximately 6 ft away from end that was not being lifted by excavator. The concrete piece struck Employee #1 and fractured his right leg in two places. He was hospitalized for treatment of his fractures.
Keywords: fracture, excavator, struck by, concrete, asphalt, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313477531 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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