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Accident: 98760.015 - Employee Is Struck And Injured By Excavator Bucket

Accident: 98760.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1235556.01505/24/2017The Dutra Group
At 3:30 a.m. on May 23, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a marine construction and dredging company, were working at a shoreline development proje ct. Each worker was operating a CAT 349F excavator to offload dredging barges f rom a pier. The two excavators were approximately 15 to 20 feet apart, and they were being used to off load stockpiled material and move the material to a mutu al pile. The workers were swinging their excavator booms and buckets in opposin g directions. However, at the time of the incident, Coworker #1, after unloadin g his bucket, swung his excavator in such a way that it struck the cab of Employ ee #1's excavator. Employee #1 in the struck cab lost consciousness following t he collision. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported t o the hospital. He was admitted and treated for shoulder and neck pain attribut ed to cervical strain, abrasion to his head, and possible glass in his eyes.
Keywords: barge, construction, construction vehicle, excavator, head, material handling, neck, off loading, shoulder, struck by, unconsciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1235556.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Operating engineers FallDist:
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Cause: Dredging
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