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Accident: 200340925 - Well Drilling Rig Worker'S Toes Are Crushed, Later Amputated

Accident: 200340925 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 09/15/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31317885710/13/20101781H2o Well Drilling And Pump Service
On September 15, 2010, an employee was working as a helper on an Ingersoll Rand Model Number T2W/A2000 water well drilling rig, with Serial Number serial 6208. The employee placed his foot inside a servicing and maintenance window on an enclosed drilling cylinder. A drum lowered as the hydraulic drilling ram raised and came into contact with the employee's foot, crushing all five toes. The owner of the company, who was the drilling rig operator, saw the employee moving toward the enclosed section and stopped the ram before the employee's foot was amputated. The employee's toes were severely damaged; all five were amputated later at the hospital. The employee was not wearing safety shoes at the time of the accident.
Keywords: hydraulic ram, amputated, drill operator, work rules, caught by, crushed, drill rig--non-oil, toe, safety shoe, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313178857 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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