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Accident: 202457982 - Chunk Of Hardened Concrete Falls, Strikes And Fractures Leg

Accident: 202457982 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 10/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338799510/29/20123272Lehigh Southwest Cement Co.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2012, Employee #1, a 40-year-old male with Lehigh Southwest Cement Company was removing hardened material inside of the screening tower of the mining operation. Employee #1 was standing on a metal ledge inside of the screening tower, using a pickaxe to break free the hardened material. Employee #1 was standing below the material when it broke free. The hardened material fell; striking Employee #1's left leg. Employee #1 sustained a fracture to his left leg. Employee #1 was hospitalized as a result of this event. The employer was a cement mining operation. Employee #1 was a full time permanent employee.
Keywords: fracture, concrete mixer, struck by, falling object, concrete, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313387995 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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