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Accident: 115749.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Drilling Holes Into Slope

Accident: 115749.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358955.01511/07/2018Advanced Geotechniques Inc.
At 12:15 p.m. on November 1, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker were working at a municipal roadway stabilization project. Employee #1 was the chuck tender and a ssisting his coworker, who was operating a Bobcat #43 Excavator with a TEI MME 2 60 rock drilling attachment and two 10-foot drill rods. They were drilling a 20 -foot hole into the side of a slope and installing soil nails for slope stabiliz ation. As they finished drilling a hole, they began to pull the drill rods out so they could reposition the equipment for the next hole. Once the rods were h alf way out of the hole, they began to break the rods apart. During this proces s, Employee #1 reached to grab a pipe wrench that had been placed on top of a ro d to prevent the rod from spinning. The rod broke free, and Employee #1's right index finger was caught and crushed between the wrench and the mast of the dril l attachment. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitte d for treatment of a finger amputation.
Keywords: amputation, caught between, construction, crushed, drill, drill pipe, drill rig--non-oil, excavator, fingertip, installing, nail, pipe wrench, road, slope
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1358955.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
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