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Inspection: 308153576 - Triggi Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville

Nr: 308153576Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 09/16/2005

Triggi Construction, Inc.
1155 Main Street
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 1975 Powis Road, West Chicago, IL 60185

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2005
Emphasis: L:Roadcon, L:Trench, N:TrenchClose Case:10/06/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200822823 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200823177Event: 09/16/2005Employee Is Injured When Struck By Backhoe Bucket
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on September 16, 2005, Employee #1 and another employee, a combination backhoe/loader operator, were installing a new manhole cap on an existing storm sewer manhole. While removing the old manhole cap, dirt fell into the open manhole. Before fitting the new manhole cap, the employees had to remove the dirt that fell into the manhole. Employee #1 positioned himself next to the manhole to direct the other employee operating the backhoe. The employees wanted to position the backhoe bucket to use it to remove the dirt. As the backhoe operator brought the bucket towards the manhole, the bucket struck Employee #1. Employee was hospitalized with a bruised liver. The backhoe was a Construction King Combination Backhoe/Loader, Serial number 12118149. The bucket measured 2 feet wide, the excavation was 2.5 feet deep, and the manhole cap was 4 feet in diameter. Both employees wore hard hats and road vests.
Keywords: excavation, manhole cover, hard hat, installing, ppe, construction, liver, struck by, backhoe, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308153576 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers

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