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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115644.015 Event: 03/13/2019Employee Lacerates Leg When Branch Breaks Through Windshield
At 2:30 p.m. on March 13, 2019, an employee of a site preparation contractor was operating an excavator and cleaning a residential lot. As he was pulling tree branches, a tree limb broke through the excavator windshield and smashed into hi s right leg. The employee required hospitalization and treatment for a lacerati on to the leg.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, cleaning, equipment operator, excavator, laceration, leg, projectile, residential construction, struck by, tree limb
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1395441.015 Hospitalized injury Excavating and loading machine operators

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