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Accident: 170164255 - Employee'S Left Arm Amputated By Kelly Bushing

Accident: 170164255 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11198091807/16/19911781Beilik Drilling Co.
Employee #1, a driller on a water well drilling rig, was standing on the driller's platform watching the operation when he was hit in the head by a bolt, which flew out of the kelly bushing. He said that he was dazed and he reached out to brace himself on the breakout tongs. The tongs moved backward with his hand on it and allowed his left arm to contact the rotating kelly. His clothing caught in the kelly and wound up and tore his left arm off. Employee #1 was removed to UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA.
Keywords: clothing, head, rotating parts, amputated, struck against, construction, kelly bushing, bolt, struck by, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111980918 Hospitalized injury Amputation Drillers, earth

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