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Report: Struck by object or equipment rolling freely at LEM Construction Company, Inc. in Richmond, Texas

DATE: 02/02/17

An employee was working in an excavation, tightening flange bolts on a pipe, while an excavator operator was changing the excavator bucket nearby. The bucket came loose, hit the ground, and rolled approximately 10 feet into the excavation, striking the employee and pinning him underneath it. He suffered a lower leg injury.

Report ID 2017021051  
Date 02/02/2017  
UPA 1179199  
Inspection 1207704  
Primary NAICS 237110  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 513 Lower leg(s)
Source 489 Vehicle and mobile equipment parts, n.e.c.
Event 6223 Struck by object or equipment rolling freely
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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