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Accident: 202476131 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Backhoe Arm

Accident: 202476131 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 07/23/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266179608/27/20091741Sully-Miller Contracting Co
On July 23, 2009, Employee #1, with Sully-Miller Contracting Co, was installing new underground water lines. He placed 4 in. steel pipe, which was 10 ft long, into the 8-ft-long bucket of a backhoe (John Deere Model Number 710G) Employee #1 then stood on the pipe to secure it. He placed his left hand on top of the bucket and debris guard and directed the backhoe operator to curl the bucket. Employee #1's finger was pinched between the arm of the bucket and the debris guard. His was treated at Citrus Valley Medical Center, and then Western Hand Center. The finger was surgically removed on July 23, 2009. One factor in this accident was a damaged debris guard on the backhoe.
Keywords: amputated, installing, finger, guard, caught between, pipeline, water pipe, nip point, backhoe, backhoe bucket
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312661796 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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