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Accident: 100721.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Caught Between Sling And Rotating Drill P

Accident: 100721.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 11/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277121.01511/08/2017Bison Energy Llc
At 9:00 p.m. on November 3, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a dri lling services company, were engaged in drilling in preparation for installation of a pipeline. Coworker #1 was operating a directional drilling machine. Employ ee #1 was setting up a wire rope sling over the drill pipe. The drill pipe began to spin, and Employee #1's left hand and arm became caught between the sling an d the rotating drill pipe. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputation of his left hand's fingers and a fractured left arm.
Keywords: amputation, caught between, construction, drill, drill pipe, excavation, finger, fracture, rigging, sling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1277121.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Drillers, earth FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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