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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201511060 Event: 01/31/2014Worker Installing Pipe Inside Tunnel Sprains Ankle
On January 24, 2014, Employee #1, employed by a heavy construction contractor, was installing utility pipe on a tunnel construction project. He was inside the tunnel when his pant leg caught on a pipe fitting. This caused him to drop the pipe and twist his ankle. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for an ankle sprain/strain. He was released without hospitalization. Employee #1 was placed on light duty for several days. This event was investigated by Minnesota OSHA.
Keywords: clothing, tunnel, installing, caught by, construction, pipe, sprain, ankle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317134609 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction laborers

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