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Accident: 70216.015 - Highway Worker'S Finger Is Caught And Crushed During Concret

Accident: 70216.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/28/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1022074.01501/30/2015De Silva Gates Construction
At 3:00 a.m. on January 28, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was assigned to perform paving work for a highway construction project. He and other crew members were in the process of removing a K-rail concrete barrier, using a forklift to lift the barrier and move it onto a truck. Employee #1 was on the ground and trying to remove the 2-foot-long steel pin that connects the concrete barriers. He was using a 1-foot-long pry bar tool. The pry bar moved out of position, and Employee #1's hand slipped away and was caught between the pin and the K-rail barrier. His right middle finger was crushed. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a crushing injury.
Keywords: pry bar, steel connector, caught between, construction, finger, highway, hand, crushed, concrete, barrier guard
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1022074.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Forming

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