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Accident: 202545992 - Employee Fractures Hand When Whipped By Plaster Hose

Accident: 202545992 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/26/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486632811/05/20131742Dcs Plastering Inc
At about 3:15 p.m. on September 26, 2013, Employee #1, with Dcs Plastering Inc., was working from a scaffold, while two coworkers were in the process of disconnecting blocked plaster hoses. First, one coworker opened the side locking levers of the coupling that jointed two hoses together, while the other coworker tapped the coupling with a hammer. Second, Employee #1 slowly separated the hose by pulling it. As the hose was separating, the pressurized hose whipped; it struck Employee #1's hand. The contributing factors were pressurized hoses were not completely released prior to disconnecting and no specific procedures existed for disconnecting pressurized hoses for cleaning/unclogging operations. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fractured right hand.
Keywords: fracture, cleaning, hose, clogged, struck by, disconnecting means, process safety, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 5 60
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314866328 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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