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Accident: 202691721 - Worker Performing Excavation Work Sustains Finger Amputation

Accident: 202691721 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/19/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31670017808/01/20131611Dss Company Dba Knife River Construction
On July 19, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, of DSS Company dba Knife River Construction, were performing trenching excavation work as part of a pipeline installation along a road. They were disconnecting the rigging chains by unbolting the eye bolts from precast concrete box culverts. Coworkers #1 and #2 completed their disconnection. They assumed mistakenly that Employee #1 had finished, as well. The signal was given to the machine operator to boom up. The chains started to lift. Employee #1, who was removing the nut and washer from an eye bolt, sustained a finger amputation when his finger was caught between the washer and the concrete box. He was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for the amputation and released without hospitalization.
Keywords: chain, excavation, rigging, amputated, dismantling, finger, construction, trench, caught between, pipeline
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 316700178 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Lifting operations

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