Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202344008 - Employee Struck By Trowel

Accident: 202344008 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30710485110/13/20031771T.L. Sexton Company, Inc.
On October 13, 2003, Employee #1 was assigned to finish the concrete slab that had been poured for the garage area of a single-family home. Employee #1 was operating a 46 in. walk behind powered concrete trowel when he went to cut the trowel off so he could switch take it to another work areas. Employee #1 thought that he cut the machine off so he let go of the trowel and started to walk away. The trowel swung around and struck Employee #1 in the left side around the bottom of his ribs. Employee #1 grabbed the trowel and cut it off. After having trouble breathing, Employee #1 walked to a stack of plywood next to the foundation and tried to call emergency personnel. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: concrete slab, machine operator, construction, rib, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307104851 Hospitalized injury Other Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close