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Accident: 202475836 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Backing Tractor

Accident: 202475836 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 03/30/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266062404/08/20091611Rma Land Construction
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on March 30, 2009, Employee #1, a construction laborer, was assisting in the paving of a residential driveway, which was on a slope. While Employee #1 was on foot and in the middle of drive way moving a bucket of grout mix for filling in a side pillar, a coworker was operating a Caterpillar tractor, Serial Number CAT0277CTJWF00581. As the tractor backed up, Employee #1 was struck. Emergency services were contacted, and Employee #1 was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for fractures to both his ankles. The accident investigation determined that the tractor's rear-view mirror was partially obstructed due to the high frame of the machine. In addition, during an interview with Employee #1 it was reported that the back-up alarm on the machine was not functioning and had been disconnected by someone days before the accident.
Keywords: back-up alarm, obstructed view, equipment operator, construction, struck by, tractor, motor vehicle, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312660624 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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