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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1303897.015 - Midwest Geodrill, Llc
Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Cnst
Report ID: 0552651
Open Date: 03/26/2018
Midwest Geodrill, Llc
100 North Capital Avenue Lansing, MI 48933
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 4546 Roger B. Chaffee Boulevard Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Employee Engaged In Geothermal Drilling Is Struck By Falling
At 12:15 a.m. on October 17, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a drilling company, was working at a multiemployer construction project. He was engaged in the inst allation of underground plumbing conduit for a commercial building. He was oper ating a Versa-Drill Truck, Model 140x, Serial Number 1405, to drill 500 deep geo thermal holes. As Employee #1 hoisted a 20-foot-long drill pipe, the pipe fell back onto the truck and struck his head. Emergency services were called, and Em ployee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fr actured vertebra, a ruptured disk, and a laceration to his head that required 24 staples.
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