Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 99400.015 - Employee Operating Scraper Is Injured In Collision

Accident: 99400.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267175.01509/28/2017Skip Edmunson Corp
At 7:30 a.m. on September 13, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a c onstruction company, were operating earth-moving scrapers at a multiemployer con struction project, a new residential building development. They were grading th e unimproved lots. Employee #1, who was operating a Caterpillar 637 Scraper, Id entification Numbers K8E88, 5-323, and UF3L78, performed a cut/fill operation an d dropped the load of dirt from his scraper's bowl. He then attempted to comple te a 180-degree turn at a higher than normal rate of speed. Employee #1 lost po sitive control of the machine and was unable to stop. Employee #1's scraper col lided with the scraper driven by Coworker #1. Employee #1, who was wearing a se at belt, lost consciousness. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 wa s transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a concussion, mu ltiple rib fractures, and contusions to his left lung and left knee. During the subsequent investigation, the employer's mechanic stated that he had inspected the scraper operated by Employee #1, which was totaled in the collision, and tha t the machine's braking system was not functional.
Keywords: collision, concussion, fracture, lost control, maintenance, residential construction, rib, scraper, speeding, unconsciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1267175.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Grader, dozer and scraper operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal
FatCause:

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close