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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202486122 - Employee Injured When Run Over By Backing Excavator

Accident: 202486122 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/08/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582138908/21/20071611D C Construction
On August 8, 2007, Employee #1 was working as a laborer for a small construction contractor that was replacing culverts on mountain roads. He was placing a sling on a culvert as an excavator was backing toward the culvert. Employee #1 did not pay attention to the approaching excavator, and the operator did not see him. Employee #1 was run over and sustained internal injuries. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent a splenectomy.
Keywords: spleen, signalman, work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, excavator, run over, backing up, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125821389 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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