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Accident: 202449765 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured Struck By Backhoe In Excavation

Accident: 202449765 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/17/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060530812/29/20081771Arnett Construction Inc Dba Aa Construction
At approximately 2:22 p.m. on July 17, 2008, Employee #1 was working as a spotter for a backhoe operator at an excavation. The backhoe operator was moving the bucket to the south in preparation to move a Caterpillar 446B backhoe, Serial Number 5BL00915, to the north. Employee #1 was measuring the depth of the excavation at the south end along the edge of the existing asphalt. The bucket bumped Employee #1 from behind and was pushed out of the 18-in. deep excavation. His left leg was trapped between the bucket and the edge of the asphalt as he fell. Employee #1 suffered multiple fractures to his lower left leg and ankle and was hospitalized.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, pinned, crushed, struck by, backhoe, ankle, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310605308 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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