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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202422341 - Employee Crushed By Steel Drill Casing

Accident: 202422341 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 12/05/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31658965412/06/20121629Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring Inc
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on December 5, 2012, a serious accident occurred at jobsite where Employee #1 was engaged in drilling piles for a secant pile shoring system for an excavation. On the day of the accident, Employee #1 set a ladder up against a casing in order to attach the rigging from the forklift to the casing. The ground that day was muddy, and about half way up the ladder, the casing fell away from him. It hit the counterweight of the drill rig and ended up landing across his left leg and lower torso. Employee #1 suffered a crushed pelvis, a compound fracture of his left femur, a severed femoral artery, and a torn colon.
Keywords: severed, ladder, health care facility, crushed, industrial truck, laceration, pelvis, artery, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316589654 Hospitalized injury Other Drillers, earth FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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