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Accident: 93176.015 - Employee Is Impaled By Probe And Is Hospitalized

Accident: 93176.015 -- Report ID: 0551702 -- Event Date: 02/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1209222.01502/09/2017City Of Olney - Water Distribution

At 10:45 a.m. on February 8, 2017, Employee #1 was entering a hole to locate a w ater line for repair. The employee was using a four foot long probe for locating the underground piping. As the employee stepped into the hole, the locating dev ice fell, and the weight of the employee's body forced the probe into the employ ee's groin area, through his left scrotum and into the pelvic bone. He was hospi talized for his injuries.

Keywords: falling object, impaled, pelvis, repair, struck against, trench, water pipe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Maintenance or repair  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1209222.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Water and sewage treatment plant operators FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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