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Accident: 109862.015 - Employee Amputates And Fractures Fingers When Struck By Back

Accident: 109862.015 -- Report ID: 0152300 -- Event Date: 07/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1351880.01508/13/2018Town Of Vinalhaven
At 11:45 a.m. on July 31, 2018, an employee and coworker #1 were holding the bum per to a guardrail vertical in preparation for coworker #2, operating a backhoe (Caterpillar 420E) to use the bucket of the backhoe to push the guardrail post i nto the ground. As coworker #2 began to press onto the post with the bucket, cow orker #1 stepped away from the guardrail. The employee then began to step away w hen the post struck a rock in the soil that caused the post and the bucket to sl ip and strike the employee's left hand. The employee received an amputation inju ry to his index finger, crushing injuries to his middle finger and fractures to his ring finger and hand. The employee was treated at the hospital for his injur ies where it was determined that the crushing injuries to his middle finger were severe enough to require amputation up to his third knuckle.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, backhoe, backhoe bucket, finger, fracture, guardrail, hand, slip, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1351880.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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