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Inspection: 111885042 - Dillingham Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 111885042Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 04/26/1991

Dillingham Construction
3485 Pacheco Blvd., Shell Refinery
Martinez, CA 94553
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
Mailing: 5960 Inglewood Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/24/1991
Close Case:01/10/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170200521Event: 02/09/1991Employee'S Finger Amputated After Being Pinned By Valve
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on February 9, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker were removing a control valve at a Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez. To keep the valve from falling, the employees used a staging pipe and rope. The coworker held the rope while Employee #1 removed the bolts. When Employee #1 removed the last bolt, the valve swung back and pinched his right ring finger against a flange. Employee #1 was taken to Mt. Diablo Hospital for treatment. Ten days later, the finger was surgically amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, construction, valve, refinery
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111885042 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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