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Accident: 171061708 - Employees Arm Crushed Between Track-Hoe Bucket And A Pipe

Accident: 171061708 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30441341211/20/20011623Dunn Const Co
Employee #1 was in a 36-in.-deep trench helping to place a 24-in. concrete storm drain pipe in the trench. His left arm got pinched between the track-hoe bucket and the pipe. Employee #1 had placed himself along the side of the pipe in a position where the track-hoe operator could not see him. As the track-hoe operator tried to nudge the pipe into place with the bucket on the hoe, Employee #1's arm got caught between the bucket and the pipe. His arm was crushed just above the wrist.
Keywords: trench, caught between, crushed, concrete pipe, pipe, arm, bucket elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304413412 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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