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Accident: 73142.015 - Worker Releases Bundled Concrete Supports, Is Struck And Inj

Accident: 73142.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/22/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1021920.01501/23/2015Hydro Construction Company Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on January 22, 2015, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a construction company, were positioning bundled concrete supports onto a front end loader for transport off the job site. Employee #1 cut the metal band holding the concrete supports tightly together in order to re-stack and re-bundle the supports. When the band released, the bundle flew apart, and a support struck Employee #1's leg. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a broken femur.
Keywords: pressure release, fracture, leg, metal strip, material handling, construction, struck by, accidental discharge, concrete beam
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1021920.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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