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Accident: 201490166 - Employee'S Finger Nearly Severed By Hydraulic Cylinder

Accident: 201490166 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 08/15/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014552901/12/20081623W M Lyles Company
On August 15, 2007, Employee #1, who worked for a trenching and excavation contractor, was unloading aluminum shoring from a delivery truck in Caruthers, CA. He pulled off a shore and set it down upright, but his hand was too close to the hydraulic cylinder, which pivoted and nearly tore his finger completely off his hand. Employee #1 was taken to Fresno Community Hospital, where his finger was re-attached.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, construction, hydraulic cylinder, off loading, nip point
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120145529 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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