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Accident: 202556551 - Machine Operator Is Injured While Removing Piles

Accident: 202556551 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/13/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553334903/13/20131542W A Rasic Construction Company Inc
On March 13, 2013, Employee #1, a heavy equipment operator employed by a large pipeline installation contractor, was operating an ABI Vibrating Hammer at a pipeline construction project. He was driving in piles and removing piles used to hold up shoring during a large excavation. As he removed one pile, the chain broke, and the pile fell. The pile landed on the edge of the ABI machine, injuring Employee #1. He was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for multiple fractures and a concussion. He required hospitalization for four days. This event was reported to Cal/OSHA on March 13, 2013 by both the employer and the local fire department. The subsequent investigation revealed that Employee #1 was an experienced ABI Vibrating Hammer operator, having worked for the employer in this capacity for 5.5 years.
Keywords: chain, excavation, fracture, support posts, pile driver, construction, struck by, concussion, falling object, broken chain
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315533349 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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