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Accident: 201167319 - Employee'S Hand Crushed By Outrigger As Derrick Overturns

Accident: 201167319 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/13/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615181010/13/20051623Henkels & Mccoy Inc
At 2:45 p.m. on September 13, 2005, Employee #1 and coworkers were replacing wooden utility poles for a contractor of Southern California Edison. The foreman was moving a mini-derrick out of the yard of a private residence in Inglewood, CA, where it had been set up to change the pole. The outriggers on the right side became jammed and as the foreman was moving the boom to the left to release them, derrick tipped over. The right rear outrigger swung toward the derrick's frame, crushing Employee #1's hand and amputating his left little finger. He was transported to Centinela Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles, where he was admitted for treatment. The foreman had been operating the boom without fully extending the two left outrigger arms, contrary to the manufacturer's instructions.
Keywords: derrick, amputated, outrigger, finger, construction, jammed, caught between, hand, overturn, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126151810 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Other

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