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Accident: 201103736 - Employee'S Fingers Crushed And Amputated By Pipe Wrench

Accident: 201103736 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 04/16/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30081632905/22/20031531Corey Delta Inc.
On April 16, 2003, Employee #1, a journeyman pipe fitter and a coworker were working from an elevated manlift. They were helping to pull a 80 ft, 12 in. carbon steel pipe through a pipe rack. A crane was pulling the pipe with a pulley system and a cable around the pipe. The cable around the pipe was hung up on the lower lip of the pipe rack. Employee #1 placed a pipe wrench on the pipe opening in order to rock the pipe. Once the wrench was on the pipe, the pipe moved forward, the wrench slipped and pinned the employee's finger against the pipe wrench and the pipe rack. This smashed the employee's finger and caused an amputation to the first joint. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, pinned, pipe wrench, crushed, pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300816329 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Other

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