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Accident: 742403 - Employee Jumps From Defective Excavator When It Overturns

Accident: 742403 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 04/27/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10439963904/28/19881622Allied Contractors Inc
Employee #1 was using a Drott excavator to dress and undercut a slope on a ramp when the ramp gave way. The employee attempted to stabilize the excavator but he overbalanced, resulting in the machine sliding down the bank. Employee #1 jumped clear and the excavator overturned. Employee #1 used the excavator knowing it was defective. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: inadequate maint, work rules, construction, excavator, sprain, ankle, foot, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104399639 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Excavating and loading machine operators

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