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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308382779 - Pts Contractors, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Madison


Inspection Nr: 308382779
Report ID: 0523300
Open Date: 11/15/2005

Site Address:
Pts Contractors, Inc.
115 Distribution Way
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Mailing Address:
4075 Eaton Road, Green Bay, WI 54311

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/20/2005

Emphasis: N:Trench, S:Amputations

Close Case:12/21/2005

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 200803914 Yes

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200801470
Event: 10/25/2005
Employee'S Leg Is Amputated When Caught By Excavator

On October 25, 2005, Employee #1 and two coworkers were having a conversation in front of a hydraulic excavator. The first coworker climbed into the operator's cab to continue excavating. He released the hydraulic lockout control at the same time that Employee #1 was walking in front of the excavator. The excavator bucket had been on the ground. The coworker's vest became stuck on the left joystick control. When the coworker sat back, his vest pulled back on the control, issuing the command for "stick in." Employee #1's leg was caught between the bucket and the tracks of the excavator, and it was amputated. He was hospitalized.

Keywords:excavation, amputated, control lever, equipment operator, construction, caught between, excavator, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308382779 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
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