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Accident: 170701551 - Employee' S Hand Lacerated When Rope Snaps Back

Accident: 170701551 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/21/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12591343405/15/19981731Amelco Industries
Employee #1 was using a capstan drive and rope to pull electrical wires through a conduit. The wires became snagged in the conduit, causing the rope to become very taut. When the tension was released the rope pulled back, and Employee #1's right hand was pulled into the machine. He sustained severe lacerations that required hospitalization.
Keywords: rope, conduit, caught by, construction, laceration, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125913434 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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