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Accident: 202658613 - Employee Sustains Fractured Rib And Face In Compactor Slide

Accident: 202658613 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667172611/05/20131611Granite Construction Co.
At approximately 9:22 a.m. on November 4, 2013, Employee #1, with Granite Construction Company, was operating a compaction roller (Caterpillar Compaction Roller; Model Number: CB224-E; Equipment Number: 10-531; Serial Number CATCB224E22402931). Employee #1 was moving the compaction roller over uneven pavement to the job location at the top of an approximately 15 degree grade. While doing so, the compaction roller steel drums began to spin, and the compaction roller began to slide backwards. The compaction roller's front and rear steel drums did not make full contact with the uneven asphalt, and Employee #1 was not able to maintain control. Employee #1 jumped off the roller and was caught and dragged underneath the compaction roller. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Employee #1 suffered a fracture on the right side of his face, multiple right-sided rib fractures, and the skin was completely torn off the underlying tissues of his right forearm (degloved).
Keywords: fracture, highway, uneven ground, roller--const equip, drum, dragged, rib, skin, face, lost control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316671726 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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