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Accident: 72842.015 - Worker Is Struck And Injured By Falling Tree

Accident: 72842.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 01/05/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1017794.01501/09/2015American Civil Constructors
At 1:30 p.m. on January 5, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was part of a work crew building a rockery wall. He was directing the loader operator and observing road traffic. A pine tree fell down from above the rockery wall, first hitting the wall and then hitting Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for an ankle injury. Surgery was required to repair his Achilles tendon.
Keywords: retaining wall, tendon, ankle, falling object, highway shoulder, installing, flagger, construction, tree, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1017794.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers

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