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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 113133.015 Event: 12/19/2018Employee'S Legs Are Fractured When Caught In Excavator
At 1:00 p.m. on December 19, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a water and sewer li ne construction company, was observing equipment operations to verify that an ex cavator, CAT 314E, was being properly repaired. The employee was caught between the blade and the bucket of the excavator. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of fractures to bo th legs and other complications.
Keywords: blade, bucket , caught between, caught in, construction, excavator, fracture, leg, loader, repair
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1367737.015 Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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