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Accident: 300894441 - Employee Sustains Lacerations After Dropping An Auger

Accident: 300894441 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 11/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30089444111/26/20031623North Tipp Construction
On November 7, 2003, Employee #1 pulled the cat backhoe auger out of a hole to clean the blade with a round nose shovel. The auger dropped hitting employee on left leg. Employee #1 drove himself to hospital emergency where he got a tetanus shot, stitches and then later discharged. Employee #1 cannot look at a wound or blood so did not check the progress of his leg or seek medical help. When he returned for stitch removal an infection had developed that required hospitalization. The equipment pin had a double nut and the metal fatigued causing pin failure. There is no standard or specification for type of pin from the manufacturer. Employee #1 was using common trade practice.
Keywords: pin, auger, blade, shovel, backhoe, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300894441 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Drillers, earth FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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