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Accident: 112780.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Excavator

Accident: 112780.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1370168.01501/09/2019Mds Plumbing Company, Inc.

At 10:45 a.m. on January 2, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a plumb ing construction company, were installing underground PVC utility pipes in a 3-f oot deep trench as part of the construction of a manufacturing plant, a multi-em ployer construction project. They were working near the bucket of an excavator when Employee #1's hand was struck by the excavator and several fingers were amp utated. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for multiple finger amputations.

Keywords: amputated, construction, excavation, excavator, finger, hand, installing, pipeline, struck by, trench, undrgrd installation, untrained, water pipe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1370168.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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