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Accident: 761395 - Employee'S Legs Fractured By Falling Manhole Sections

Accident: 761395 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/01/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1845743203/02/19891623Landform Construction Inc.
Employee #1 was supervising the removal of two manhole riser sections from a storage area. The risers were each 16 in. tall by 5 in. thick by 4 ft in diameter and weighed approximately 1,000 lb each. The risers were placed on top of each other and lifted from the storage area using two 5/8 in. wire rope cables 8 ft long attached to a Komatsu loader. Employee #1 was riding on the load as the loader was reversed. As the load cleared the storage area, the wire rope slipped, causing the load to shift and throw Employee #1. The top riser section fell onto his legs. Employee #1 suffered two broken legs, including a compound fracture of the right leg.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, wire rope, load shift, slip, construction, riding on equipment, falling object, manhole, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18457432 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.

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