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Accident: 202519443 - Employee Sustains Hernia While Climbing Into Roller

Accident: 202519443 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257607710/01/20091611Knife River Construction
On September 21, 2009, Employee #1, an asphalt roller operator, was climbing into the machine when he experienced pain and a pulling sensation in his abdomen. He was hospitalized for hernia surgery.
Keywords: abdomen, roller--const equip, hernia, asphalt, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312576077 Hospitalized injury Hernia Grader, dozer and scraper operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Lifting operations

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