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Accident: 111308.015 - Employee Receives Arm Amputation After It Is Caught In Engin

Accident: 111308.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1328780.01507/10/2018Clark & Sons Contracting Corp.
At 8:45 a.m. on July 10, 2018, an employee and a coworker brought a scraper (Cat erpillar Model Number 637C-HP4L63) next to another scraper (Caterpillar Model Nu mber 637C FR3P34) to jump start it's dead battery. The employee started the work ing scraper and then attached the leads of jumper cables to the battery. The emp loyee then climbed onto the front bumper of the scraper with the dead battery to connect the leads to the battery terminals. As the employee opened the battery cover, the employee lost his balance and fell into the engine fan and became cau ght. The employee attempted to pull his arm free, but was unable. On the second attempt to pull free, the employee lost his balance and fell to the ground as hi s arm was amputated at the elbow. The employee was hospitalized for two days for treatment of his injury.
Keywords: amputation, arm, battery, caught in, engine, fall, fan blade, jump start, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1328780.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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