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Accident: 201158136 - Employee Injures Arm When Caught By Suspended Load

Accident: 201158136 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/03/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086333909/03/20031623South Bay Pipeline Company

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on September 3, 2003, Employee #1 with South Bay Pipeline was working on an underground pipeline installation project in Moreno Valley, CA. While helping to guide an 8-ft by 12-ft side plate of a box trench shield onto 3-ft spreaders that were being positioned by a Hitachi Model EX 200 Excavator, he placed his right forearm and hand under the plate. His forearm became crushed between the bottom of the shield plate and a 4-in. steel spreader. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Loma Linda University Medical Center for surgery to reattach his partially severed arm.

Keywords: trench box, work rules, suspended load, construction, hoist, caught between, pipeline, undrgrd installation, excavator, arm
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300863339 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Other

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