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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100229.015 Event: 04/27/2017Employee Falls From Backhoe And Fractures Hip
At 8:00 p.m. on April 27, 2017, an employee was shutting down the backhoe that h e had been using. The employee leaned over the operator's seat to access the s witches behind it in order to turn off the exterior lights. As the employee sto od up, he lost his footing and slipped on the floor of the backhoe. The employe e fell approximately 3 feet to the ground and landed on top of his radio which w as hanging next to his left hip. The employee suffered a fractured hip and was hospitalized.
Keywords: backhoe, fall, fracture, hip, slip
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1231693.015 Hospitalized injury Operating engineers

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