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Accident: 202349684 - Employee Is Injured When Caught Between Pipes

Accident: 202349684 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 08/14/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30682667808/15/20031623Richard F. Kline, Inc.

On August 14, 2003, Employee #1 was in an excavation near one end of a section of 8-in. water pipe as it was being shifted to remove it from the excavation to correct its length. The pipe had been hoisted and shifted by an excavator bucket equipped with a chain with hooks. The chain was rigged through a synthetic web sling which was then wrapped around the center of the pipe section. When the pipe broke free from the connection on the end opposite Employee #1, his left knee became caught between the pipe being shifted and an existing gas line, causing torn ligaments and contusions.

Keywords: chain, knee, excavation, hoist, caught between, excavator, pipe, contusion, water
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 30

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306826678 Non Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Lifting operations

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