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Accident: 105190.015 - Employee Attaching Chains To Excavator Crushes Fingers

Accident: 105190.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 05/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313183.01505/02/2018Bsb Development, Inc.
At 9:15 a.m. on May 1, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a construct ion company, were installing new water mains at a hospital construction project. Employee #1 was operating a skid steer loader and his coworker was operating a hydraulic excavator. As Employee #1 attempted to hook a chain and attachments to the excavator arm, he placed his left gloved hand into the quick coupler for leverage and balance. The quick coupler slowly closed under the force of gravit y, and Employee #1's hand was caught in the coupler and crushed. Emergency serv ices transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the amputation of his forefinger and crushing and separation injuries to two other fingers.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, chain, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, crushing, equipment operator, excavation, excavator, finger, glove, hand, installing, material handling, water pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1313183.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Operating engineers

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