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Accident: 202493920 - Employee Sustains Head/Other Fractures After Hit By Vehicle

Accident: 202493920 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/25/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652083201/30/20131611North Star Construction And Engineering Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on January 25, 2013, Employee #1, with North Star Construction and Engineering Inc., was implementing traffic controls to eliminate vehicle travel in one of the two westbound traffic lanes. Employee #1 was spray painting over underground markings made on the pavement. A vehicle entered the coned off area, striking Employee #1, who was thrown into the windshield of the vehicle, rolled off of the hood of the vehicle, and landed on the pavement within the lane closure area. Emergency services were contacted, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital for initial treatment and admitted. Employee #1 was in the hospital for a total of 18 days and underwent surgery to repair a fractured right leg tibula, including insertion of hardware to support the leg, and treatment for other injuries, including broken eye sockets, two skull fractures, broken left shoulder and left pelvic, two shattered vertebrae, and a punctured left ear drum. Employee #1 was released from the hospital, but he remained under doctor's care.
Keywords: eye, fracture, highway, shoulder, vehicle in gear, spine, skull, pelvis, struck by, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316520832 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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