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Accident: 99379.015 - Worker Is Struck By Drain Pipe, Finger Is Amputated

Accident: 99379.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267066.01509/26/2017Taylor Backhoe Services, Inc.
At 9:00 a.m. on August 30, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a cons truction company, were installing a storm drain into a trench. Coworker #1, ope rating an excavator, "threaded" pipe measuring 14 feet long into the trench and underneath hydraulic jack shoring. A pipe became caught on the shoring, and whe n it broke free, it swung forward and hit Employee #1's left hand, causing the a mputation of his left middle finger. Emergency services were called, and Employ ee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the fing er amputation.
Keywords: amputation, construction, drain pipe, excavation, excavator, finger, installing, struck by, suspended load, trench
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1267066.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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