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Accident: 119646.015 - Employee Handling Boiler Section Fractures Hand

Accident: 119646.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397490.01505/01/2019Manley'S Boiler, Llc
At 10:40 a.m. on April 23, 2019, Employee #1, his supervisor, and two other cowo rkers were engaged in demolition work at a multifamily residential building. Th ey were removing 400 to 700 pound cast iron boiler sections from the basement me chanical room using nylon straps and a Toyota Model 8FGU30 forklift equipped wit h a job-made boom attachment. The supervisor was called to an emergency service call and told the other three employees to stand down. However, the three rema ining employees continued on with removal of the last section. The boiler secti on became wedged in the exit from the boiler room. Employee #1 kicked the secti on, and it moved suddenly, catching his right hand between the section and a woo d piling inside the boiler room. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital an d admitted for treatment of a fractured hand.
Keywords: boiler, caught between, demolition, dismantling, forklift, fracture, hand, load shift, piling, pinned, residential construction, rigging, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   9 90
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1397490.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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