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Accident: 70263.015 - Worker'S Finger Is Caught Between Wall And Debris And Requir

Accident: 70263.015 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 01/12/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1021893.01501/30/2015Shimmick-Nicholson Construction, A Joint Venture
At 8:30 p.m. on January 12, 2015, Employee #1 and coworker were engaged in excav ation work at a commercial building construction site. Employee #1 was removing debris from a wall damaged by an excavator and the coworker was operating the ex cavator. The excavator hit a static line that Employee #1 was holding onto. Empl oyee #1's hand was caught between the static line and the wall. Emergency servi ces were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitte d and treated for fractures and lacerations to his hand. The injury to his index finger was sufficiently severe and required amputation of the finger.
Keywords: amputation, caught between, construction, elevated work platform, excavation, excavator, finger, fracture, laceration, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1021893.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
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Cause: Excavation
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