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Accident: 202609210 - Employee Fractures Wrist And Leg In Fall Down Embankment

Accident: 202609210 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/18/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31350765902/08/20101794James Rue Construction Co Inc
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on January 18, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a Mikasa Compaction Machine (Model Number MVC-88Y6H) to compact soil next to a retaining wall. Employee #1 lost his balance and slipped down an embankment next to the retaining wall, approximately seven to eight feet. He was hospitalized at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California for 10 days with diagnoses of a broken right femur and broken left wrist. Employee #1 was a heavy equipment operator for James Rue Construction Co., Inc., a grading contractor.
Keywords: fracture, dirt tamper, slip, fall, retaining wall, lost balance, leg, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313507659 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heavy equipment mechanics

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