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Accident: 201498060 - Trenching Machine Catches Shirt And Pulls In Workers Arm

Accident: 201498060 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/22/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672471508/21/20131794Mcelvany, Inc
On March 22, 2013, Employee #1, a 64-year-old male with McElvany Inc. based in Los Banos, was servicing a chain type trenching machine when his shirt became entangled in the drive shaft of the apparatus. Employee #1's arm was pulled and twisted within the digging chain tearing ligaments and tendons in the arm. Employee #1 was transported to UCSF for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, trench, trench digger, dislocated, arm, nip point
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316724715 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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