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Accident: 119447.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Struck By Pipe

Accident: 119447.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1427503.01508/30/2019Norcal Ramjack Llc

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 6, 2019, an employee was setting up to rais e the foundation of a house. While working on an interior pile in the back corne r of a house, the handheld driver was set up with the swing bar. The adjacent p ile was used to resist the torque of the bar. The bar was secured to the pile w ith chains. After torquing the pile down, the pile reached a hard bed of soil t hat increased the torque significantly causing the adjacent pile to bend and the bar rotated in the direction of the employee striking him on the left side of h is arm and chest. The employee was knocked against the mini excavator behind hi m. The employee also had a laceration to the head and left shoulder separation. The left ring finger was smashed, and there was blood from the ear. The employ ee was hospitalized for these injuries.

Keywords: excavator, finger, laceration, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1427503.015 31 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause:

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