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Accident: 115457.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Entangled In Sling And Amputated

Accident: 115457.015 -- Report ID: 0317300 -- Event Date: 04/11/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392716.01504/16/2019Spring & Associates, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on April 11, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a civil engineering con struction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project where he was installing piping for a water main. He was using an American Augers Direct ional Drill, Model DD-6. While attempting to adjust the alignment of the rotati ng drill pipe, which was suspended in a nylon sling, the employee became entangl ed in the sling. His right arm was twisted, and the arm plus three middle finge rs of the left hand were amputated. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital for treatment of the amputations. The employee was hospitaliz ed.
Keywords: amputated, arm, blunt force trauma, caught in, construction, dislocated, drill, drill pipe, entangled, equipment operator, finger, hand, installing, lockout/tagout, multiemployer, rotating parts, rotating shaft, sling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1392716.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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