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Accident: 101917.015 - Employee Is Caught Between Truck And Borer, Leg Is Later Amp

Accident: 101917.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 01/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285929.01501/03/2018Pretec Directional Drilling, Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on January 2, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a drill ing company, were working at a pipeline installation project. Employee #1 was f illing fuel cans in a 12-foot by 15-foot metal-framed warming tent. The coworke r, who was driving a 1-ton pickup truck, pulled the truck up to the warming tent and then entered the tent. Approximately 10 minutes later, the truck unexpecte dly began to roll into the tent. Employee #1 was caught between the truck's fro nt bumper and a 9,900-pound underground boring machine, and his right leg was cr ushed. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported and admi tted to the hospital. As a result of the crushing injury, Employee #1's right l eg required surgical amputation up to the patella (kneecap).
Keywords: amputation, boring machine, caught between, construction, crushed, crushing, leg, pickup truck, pipeline, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1285929.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Operating engineers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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