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Accident: 201797842 - Employee Fractures Arm In Machine

Accident: 201797842 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 11/04/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30133089011/07/20031711Nfu Electrical Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on November 5, 2003, Employee #1 of NFU Electrical Incorporated was wrapping plastic tape on a 10-foot long by 1-inch metal conduit with a pipe threader machine (Serial Number 819235). Her left arm was caught and twisted between the plastic tape and the rotating conduit, resulting in lacerations and a compound fracture to her arm. She was transported to USC Medical Center and was hospitalized for her injuries. The 120-volt,10-ampere pipe threader machine was designed for cutting threads on metal conduit. It was not intended for wrapping plastic tape on conduit.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, threading machine, conduit, machine operator, construction, caught between, laceration, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301330890 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Other

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