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Accident: 105164.015 - Employee Guiding Pipe Into Chimney Amputates Fingertip

Accident: 105164.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 04/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1312789.01505/01/2018Mazone Plumbing And Heating, Inc
At 4:23 p.m. on April 23, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a heating and plumbing company, was engaged in the renovation of a two-story building. He was working from an aerial lift and guiding a length of 4 PVC pipe being lifted by a crane into the chimney. After the rigging that held the pipe was removed, Employee #1 adjusted the pipe in the chimney. The pipe dropped approximately 4 additional feet, and riser clamps attached to the pipe dropped onto Employee #1's right index finger, crushing the finger and amputating the fingertip. Employee #1 received medical treatment at the hospital and was released.
Keywords: pipe, crane, crushed, rigging, amputation, material handling, finger, falling object, construction, chimney, struck by, amputated, aerial lift, caught between
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   2 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1312789.015 49 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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