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Accident: 202527891 - Employee Struck By Metal Sheet, Suffers Unspecified Fracture

Accident: 202527891 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 06/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31165609406/03/20081731St. Francis Electric
At approximately 11:50 a.m. on June 3, 2008, Employee #1, a laborer, was helping a crew of four coworkers install metal shoring sheets 2-ft by 17ft by 6 ft, weighing approximately 375 pounds into ground. Employee #1 entered the excavation and was guiding the sheet at the bottom while another coworker was standing on top of the excavation. The sheeting was rigged with chains through the hole and hook at the end lip of the sheet. The other end was connected to the backhoe bucket. Unexpectedly, the rigging slipped off causing the sheet to fall on Employee #1 inside the excavation. Employee #1 sustained unspecified fractures, but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, excavation, fracture, rigging, construction, metal sheet, shoring, struck by, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311656094 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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