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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202530085 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Drilling Rig

Accident: 202530085 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/29/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364061706/10/20101771Ted W Page Enterprises Dba Concrete Coring Co La
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on January 29th, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a concrete coring rig, Hilti DD-250 E Diamond Drilling System, coring holes with a three-inch bit on the surface of an onramp. There was no traffic access to the onramp during coring operations. In the process of coring one of the holes, the coring bit jammed and the operator, in an attempt to free the bit, was struck by the body of the drilling rig in the rib cage, fracturing ribs and collapsing a lung. Employee #1 was taken to Torrance Memorial Hospital by a coworker. The injury was reported to the Torrance District office on February 11, 2010.
Keywords: fracture, lung, drill operator, jammed, rib, drill rig--non-oil, struck by, electric drill, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 313640617 Hospitalized injury Fracture FallDist:
FatCause: Other

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