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Accident: 202584843 - Jackhammer'S Broken Bit Crushes Employee'S Foot

Accident: 202584843 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/17/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060525812/19/20081623Foosco Inc
At approximately 11:09 a.m. on November 17, 2008, Employee #1 was working as a concrete laborer at a street walkway in Chino Hills, CA. He was a regular employee of his employer. His employer was installing an underground conduit for low-voltage communication lines. Employee #1 was breaking a concrete slab walkway with an APT Model Number 180 pneumatic jackhammer when a 2-foot-long bit broke. The bit shank struck the work boot on his left foot, piercing the boot and causing a serious crushing injury to his foot. He was taken to the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California, for treatment. Surgery was performed, and he was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: demolition, telecom work, conduit, jackhammer, equipment failure, crushed, undrgrd installation, concrete, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310605258 Hospitalized injury Puncture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Other

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