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Accident: 100392.015 - Employee Installing Pipeline Casing Has Fingers Partially Am

Accident: 100392.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1274538.01511/01/2017Brh-Garver Construction, Lp
At 2:00 a.m. on September 21, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were installing casing for an existing underground water/sewer line. Coworker #2 was operating a crane and Coworker #1 was flagging/providing direction to Coworker #2. Coworker #1 made the wrong call, and the crane lifted the casing while Employee #1's hand was on top of it. Employee #1's hand was pinched and crushed between the casing and the underground line. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the partial amputation of his right hand's index and middle fingers.
Keywords: pinned, crane, crushed, finger, amputation, flagger, construction, caught between, undrgrd installation, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1274538.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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