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Accident: 101809.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Caught In Hose Of Vacuum Truck; Suffers Mu

Accident: 101809.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285470.01501/03/2018Boudreau Pipeline Corporation
At 10:00 a.m. on December 20, 2017, an employee was directing the hose of a vacuum truck to clean out a storm drain located underground when the suction end of the hose because stuck on the wall of the storm drain. The employee and a coworker attempted to pull the hose free and the hose began whipping itself around and caught the employee's arm. The employee could not free his arm until the coworker shut down the machine. The employee was hospitalized and required multiple surgeries for internal injuries.
Keywords: vacuum vessel, hose, drain pipe, caught by, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1285470.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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