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Accident: 202444188 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Conduit Pipe

Accident: 202444188 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/14/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30746092308/04/20061542Eleven Western Builders Inc
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on July 14, 2006, Employee #1, a general helper, was working at a construction jobsite in Temecula, CA. He and a coworker were taking their morning break, sitting down next to a wall, when a Gradall material handler, Model Number 543, kicked up a 3-inch diameter metal conduit scrap pipe that was approximately 20 feet long. The end of the pipe struck Employee #1 in the chest and knocked him backward into the wall. He suffered a collapsed lung and a compression fracture in his back. He was transported by emergency services to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: chest, lung, conduit, construction, back, mech mat handling, pipe, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307460923 Hospitalized injury Other Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Other

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