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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105433.015 Event: 05/03/2018Employee, Struck By Metal Door, Incurs Head/Face Injuries
At 6:00 p.m. on May 3, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were inside a 15 to 20 feet deep trench and installing a drainage pipe inside a concrete shore. Cowork er #2, a subcontractor, was operating an excavator/backhoe outside the trench. A metal door at the end of the shoring was stuck and needed to be lifted. As Co worker #2 backed up the excavator to lift the door, the door struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 lost consciousness and fell forward, severely cutting his head. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a head injury and head/facial lacerations. He requ ired 17 days of hospitalization and 18 days of rehabilitation.
Keywords: backhoe, backing up, construction, construction vehicle, door, drain pipe, excavation, excavator, face, fall, head, installing, laceration, struck by, trench, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314967.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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