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Accident: 106719.015 - Employee'S Thumb Is Caught In Power Tool And Thumbnail Is Re

Accident: 106719.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318407.01505/14/2018Accurate Home Services, Inc.
At 4:00 p.m. on May 3, 2018, Employee #1, a plumber apprentice, and a coworker w ere installing new water lines at a residential home site. This involved Employ ee #1 working underneath the residential floor, on the sub-floor, to connect the kitchen's plastic lines to the main water supply's plastic line, the "trunk lin e." Employee #1 was lying on his side on the sub-floor and using a Rehau Power Tool to connect the lines. During this process, the power tool began to slip fr om his left hand, which became caught in the on/off switch. As he attempted to free his left hand with his right hand, his right thumb became caught in the mec hanism. Employee #1 pulled his thumb to free it, and the mechanism removed his right thumbnail. Employee #1 was transported to the local hospital and then tra nsferred to a regional hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the thumb injury.
Keywords: caught in, connecting, connector, fingertip, installing, pinned, plumbing, portable power tool, residential construction, thumb, undrgrd installation, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1318407.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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