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Accident: 202522363 - Tie Down Binder Slips Strikes Worker And Fractures Jaw

Accident: 202522363 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 03/20/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31499650504/18/20121771Millcreek Construction Group, Inc
On March 20, 2012, Employee #1, a 27-year-old male foreman with Millcreek Construction Group Inc., was tying down a bobcat to a trailer. A coworker was attempting to tighten down the chains by use of pull-down chain binders. As the coworker was pulling down on the binder handle, the Employee #1 walked over and placed their hands on the top of the binder handle in an attempt to help coworker out. As the coworker was pulling down on the handle and Employee #1 was pushing in the downward motion, the coworker lost their grip on the handle. The binder handle flew up striking Employee #1 in the right side of his jaw. Employee #1 sustained a fractured jaw, broken teeth and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, skull, load binder, struck by, trailer, face, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314996505 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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