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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 104743.015 - Employee'S Foot, Crushed By Excavator, Is Amputated

Accident: 104743.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 02/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1309162.01502/21/2018Virginia Pipeworks, Llc

At 11:30 a.m. on February 9, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a pipeline company, was engaged in excavation and trenching work at a multiemployer construction pro ject, a three-story multifamily building. He was unchaining a load from the buc ket of an excavator when his jacket sleeve became caught on the joy stick contro l. The bucket moved inward and toward the employee, and the employee attempted to escape. He slipped and fell, and the bottom of the bucket descended onto his ankle. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted for treatment of a crushing injury. Employee #1 subs equently required surgical amputation of his ankle and foot.

Keywords: amputation, ankle, caught by, clothing, crushed, excavation, excavator, foot, loader bucket, residential construction
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1309162.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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