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Accident: 202532511 - Worker'S Finger Is Amputated During Pipeline Installation

Accident: 202532511 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/09/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31718876103/11/20141799R3 Contractors Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on January 9, 2014, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, of R3 Contractors, Inc., were working along a road, engaged in installing a 10-inch pipe. Employee #1 was attempting to install an elbow onto the pipe. Coworker #1 was assisting by operating a backhoe and using the backhoe bucket to push the elbow and pipe together. The backhoe bucket shifted inadvertently, and Employee #1's left index finger was caught between the side of the bucket and the fitting. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital, where he was admitted and treated for an amputated finger. This event was reported to Cal/OSHA by a company representative at 3:35 p.m. on January 9, 2014. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that the employer was a construction company involved in underground utilities work.
Keywords: amputated, installing, finger, construction, line connector, caught between, pipeline, backhoe, backhoe bucket, highway shoulder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317188761 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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