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Accident: 202673356 - Worker Placing Concrete Is Injured When Struck By Hose

Accident: 202673356 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/24/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621014511/15/20121541Kip Inc
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on October 24, 2012, Employee #1, employed as a carpenter/hoseman for approximately 10 years by KIP Inc., was working at a contracted jobsite. He was using a hose to place concrete. The hose became blocked and then suddenly released energy and concrete under considerable pressure. The sudden release caused the hose to whip around, striking Employee #1 in the face with force and knocking him down onto the rebar structure. Employee #1 was hospitalized for approximately three days and treated for a neck fracture and multiple face lacerations. The employer informed Cal/OSHA's San Bernardino District Office at approximately 1:53 p.m. on October 24, 2012.
Keywords: fracture, construction, hose, clogged, laceration, neck, struck by, face, concrete, pressure release
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 7
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316210145 Hospitalized injury Fracture Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Other

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