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Accident: 113093.015 - Employee Is Caught In Falling Chain And Receives Amputation

Accident: 113093.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374191.01501/28/2019Jmb Construction, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on January 24, 2019, an employee and coworker were at the bottom o f a twenty-foot trench to install a new storm pipe segment. The pipe segment was held a foot from the bottom of the trench by metal chains wrapped around the pi pe at each end. As the employee worked to align the pipe to the next segment, th e employee placed his right hand near the end of the pipe where the chain wrappe d around the pipe. At some point, the chain broke, fell and caught the employee' s right hand ring and pinky fingers. The chain amputated the ring and pinky fing ers of the employee. The employee was hospitalized for over four days where one of the amputated fingers was surgically reattached.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, broken chain, caught in, chain, finger, hand, pipe, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1374191.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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