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Accident: 202540142 - Employee Is Pinned By Equipment, Suffers Multiple Fractures

Accident: 202540142 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/01/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086909610/16/20081623Mike Prlich & Sons Inc
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on October 1, 2008, Employee #1 was cleaning the worksite and was ready to go home. Employee #1 loaded a small roller (compactor) onto the bed truck by using the backhoe loader (Caterpillar Model Number 430E, Serial Number EAT-00483). The bed truck was parked approximately 6 ft to 10 ft behind the backhoe. Employee #1 set the parking brake and one outrigger (the engine was still running) before leaving the equipment. While Employee #1 was tying the roller to the bed truck, a coworker came and asked Employee #1 for his keys back which was in switch key ignition. Employee #1 agreed, and the coworker got in the cab and took the keys out of the ignition switch. Immediately, after the coworker took keys out of the key switch, the equipment slowly slid downhill and pinned Employee #1 between backhoe and roller. Employee #1 suffered a broken right arm, right shoulder, right ribs, and collapsed lung. Employee #1 was hospitalized for 15 days.
Keywords: fracture, lung, shoulder, brake, roller--const equip, pinned, rib, struck by, arm, backhoe
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 300869096 Hospitalized injury Fracture Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Other

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