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Accident Summary Nr: 144676.015 - Employee Amputates Index Finger While Removing Hydraulic Sh

Accident Summary Nr: 144676.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/14/2022
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1578377.01502/15/2022236220Roval Group

Abstract: At 10:40 a.m. on February 14, 2022, Employee #1 was attempting to remove hydraul ic shoring that was stuck in the trench. Employee #1 was unable to dislodge the shoring with a removal tool, so he instructed a coworker to pull it with an exca vator, as Employee #1 held the removal tool. As the coworker positioned the exca vator and began lifting, Employee #1's finger was caught between the excavator a nd the removal tool, resulting in a finger amputation. The employee was hospita lized for treatment.

Keywords: amputation, caught between, excavator, finger, hand tool, hydraulic, shoring, stuck, trench
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   6

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation Construction
1 1578377.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: feet
Cause: Excavation
Fatality Cause:

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