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Accident: 201790243 - Employee Struck In Neck By Shovel, Later Dies Of Blood Clot

Accident: 201790243 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558127208/21/19971771Conco Cement Company
Employee #1 was working behind a trencher, using a shovel to remove dirt. The shovel struck the chain drive and the handle kicked back, striking him on the left side of the neck. Employee #1 was knocked to the ground but he continued working and did not seek medical attention. At the end of the day, he went home and fell asleep. As Employee #1 was preparing for work the next morning, he became disoriented, had trouble walking, and could not speak. Medical services was called and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He had suffered a severed blow to an artery that resulted in a blood clot. Employee #1 died on August 17, 1997.
Keywords: kick back, blood clot, struck against, construction, neck, struck by, artery, hand tool, shovel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125581272 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Other

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