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Accident: 201700259 - Employee Suffers Fractured Lower Left Leg

Accident: 201700259 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 01/12/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30128610001/14/19981794Hap Taylor & Sons Inc
Employee #1 was in the process of replacing the hydraulic hammer bit on an excavator. While Employee #1 was under the hammer, the boom relaxed causing the hammer bit to tilt down. The hammerhead struck Employee #1's left leg, fracturing it.
Keywords: fracture, boom, construction, hydraulic tool, excavator, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301286100 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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