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Accident: 201062452 - Employee Suffers Crushed Hand

Accident: 201062452 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/20/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12027306510/22/19991541Texas Commerical Fence Inc
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on October 20, 1999, Employee #1 was behind a cement truck while pouring concrete into the 18-in.-wide by 4-ft-deep fence-post holes. Employee #1's foreman and coworkers were in front of the truck installing the 18-ft-high outer and inner perimeter fences. Employee #1 guided the truck while backing into the back of the building, through a narrow opening. The ground was sloped approximately 3 ft toward the left. The truck was on the slight incline when the chute started to swing, and Employee #1 instantly grabbed and pulled it out but it keeps on moving and smashed his fingers onto the concrete wall. Employee #1 sustained four fractured fingers on his right hand below the knuckles and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, concrete truck, crushed, hand, slope, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120273065 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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