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Accident: 92794.015 - Worker Is Struck By Falling Excavator Bucket And Sustains Mu

Accident: 92794.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 02/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1207704.01502/03/2017Lem Construction Company, Inc.
At 4:30 p.m. on February 2, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was working at a sewer/water treatment plant. He was engaged in installing a new 18-inch water pipeline when an excavator bucket fell from its connection, r olled down an embankment, and struck Employee #1, pinning him against the water line. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the ho spital. He was admitted and treated for ankle sprains and contusions of his kne es and legs.
Keywords: ankle, construction, contusion, excavator, installing, pinned, sprain, struck by, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1207704.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:

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