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Accident: 202446399 - Employee'S Leg Is Caught In Auger And Lacerated

Accident: 202446399 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/23/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059813104/24/20071741Asr Constructors Inc
At approximately 8:55 a.m. on March 23, 2007, Employee #1 and some coworkers were pouring the A-type curb utilizing a "KURBER Model Number 5000" machine at the south side of parking lot Number 3. Employee #1 was pushing down wet concrete mix with a shovel from the chute of a ready-concrete mix-truck into the machine hopper. Employee #1 was standing on the top right section of the open hopper. The hopper rear edge was 30.375-in. above the ground. As Employee #1 was pushing the concrete mix, the truck moved forward. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell into the hopper and his left lower leg was caught in the rotating paddles of the auger. Employee #1 sustained severe laceration injuries of his left lower leg and left foot. Employee #1 was taken the hospital for treatment. Surgery was performed and Employee #1 was hospitalized for one week.
Keywords: concrete truck, caught by, construction, laceration, auger, fall, lost balance, hopper, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310598131 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenter apprentices

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