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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201163953 - Employee Injured While Cleaning Concrete Pump

Accident: 201163953 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605854406/04/20021771Local Concrete Pumping Service
At approximately 9:21 a.m. on May 22, 2002, Employee #1 was pumping concrete to pave a walkway. The mixer truck providing the concrete was having control problems and the concrete was becoming separated as it was being pumped through the concrete pump. The employee decided to clean and clear the wash out ports of the concrete pump. He was using a rake to remove concrete that was beginning to harden on the piston cylinder walls and on the wash out ports. While scraping concrete from the cylinder walls and the washout ports, the pistons reciprocated, pushed on the rake, and impaled the employee's right hand. The rake bent under the piston's force with the employee's hand still impaled causing the employee to become stuck inside the washout port. The Fire Department cut the wash out ports and the rake to free the employee. The employee was transported to Cedar Sanai Medical Center where he stayed approximately 8 hours for emergency treatment. The impaled 6-inch section of the rake was removed from his hand at the hospital. .
Keywords: impaled, construction, pump, concrete, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126058544 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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