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Accident: 201115011 - Employee'S Toes Crushed And Amputated By Collapse Of H-Beam

Accident: 201115011 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/02/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12031687212/10/20021629Tl Pavlich Construction
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on October 02, 2002, Employee #1 of T. L. Pavlich Construction was cutting the 14-in. H-beam in the trench, which was 12-feet wide, 44-ft long, and 30-ft deep. The procedure for removing the beam is for it to be suspended before cutting is initiated. After he finished the first cut of the horizontal H-beam without support from the crane, the beam collapsed and crushed his left foot. Employee #1 was hospitalized where all five toes of his left foot were amputated.
Keywords: beam, amputated, construction, crane lifting beam, crushed, struck by, toe, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120316872 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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