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Accident: 170200521 - Employee'S Finger Amputated After Being Pinned By Valve

Accident: 170200521 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188504204/26/19911711Dillingham Construction
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on February 9, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker were removing a control valve at a Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez. To keep the valve from falling, the employees used a staging pipe and rope. The coworker held the rope while Employee #1 removed the bolts. When Employee #1 removed the last bolt, the valve swung back and pinched his right ring finger against a flange. Employee #1 was taken to Mt. Diablo Hospital for treatment. Ten days later, the finger was surgically amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, construction, valve, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111885042 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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