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Accident: 98621.015 - Worker Preparing Boring Machine Has Toes Amputated

Accident: 98621.015 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1246422.01508/10/2017Centerline Boring, Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on August 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction drilling company, was working at a multiemployer construction project for a new gas pipe line. He was lining up the couplings on the boring machine and auger. Employee #1 walked from the boring machine controls and around a ladder to the spoil doo r. The boring machine was running and the spoil paddles were turning. As Emplo yee #1 looked into the spoil door to determine whether the couplings were lining up, he fell, and his right foot was caught in the rotating spoil paddles. Emer gency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the full amputation of the first two toes on his r ight foot and the partial amputation of the third toe.
Keywords: amputation, auger, boring machine, caught in, construction, foot, ladder, pipeline, rotating parts, toe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1246422.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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