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Accident: 99917.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Sewer Pipe And Leg Is Fracture

Accident: 99917.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 10/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1270406.01510/13/2017Meyer Contracting,Inc.
At 9:15 p.m. on October 5, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was working inside an excavation. A sewer pipe held by a sling and cable was being lowered into the excavation for installation. The pipe fell and struck Em ployee #1's leg. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transporte d to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured leg and leg inju ries due to crushing.
Keywords: construction, digger/derrick, excavation, falling object, fracture, leg, pipe, sling, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1270406.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:

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