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Accident: 95493.015 - Foreman Is Struck By Excavator Bucket And Incurs Rib Fractur

Accident: 95493.015 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 05/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1232075.01505/10/2017Cruz Contractors Llc
At 8:30 a.m. on May 9, 2017, Employee #1, a foreman, and Coworker #1, both emplo yed by a heavy construction company, were working at an excavation site for a 60 -inch diameter water main installation. Employee #1 was directing work at the s ite from his position on the ground. Coworker #1 was operating an excavator. T he excavator lifted the trench box out of the trench. The excavator bucket shif ted and struck Employee #1, who was pinned between the trench box and the bucket . Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospit al. He was admitted and treated for fractured ribs.
Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, excavation, excavator, fracture, installing, pinned, pipe, rib, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
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Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1232075.015 52 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
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Cause: Excavation
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