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Accident: 98157.015 - Employee Is Injured When Roller Tips Over

Accident: 98157.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1234424.01505/23/2017Hardy And Harper Inc
At 12:45 p.m. on March 16, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a pavi ng company, were working at the site of an asphalt access road improvement proje ct. The improvement work was completed, and the employees were moving heavy equ ipment along the access road to the main road for transport to the employer's ya rd. Employee #1 was operating an asphalt roller, 2013 Caterpillar CB24 Utility Compactor. Coworker #1 was operating a skip loader, 210K Tractor Loader. Emplo yee #1 was driving the roller down a hill with a grade of approximately 37%. Co worker #1 was driving the skip loader in front of the roller and using the skip loader's back implement to support the roller as both vehicles drove forward dow n the hill. Due to lack of traction, both vehicles began to slide and separated from one another. Employee #1 released his seat belt and jumped from the rolle r just before it hit a gutter and tipped over. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated fo r multiple fractures of his neck, spine, and ribs.
Keywords: construction, construction vehicle, fracture, neck, powered industrial vehicle, rib, road paving, roll-over, spine, steep grade
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1234424.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Heavy equipment mechanics

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