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Accident: 114453.015 - Employee Handling Crane Extension Partially Amputates Finger

Accident: 114453.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 03/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1385217.01503/14/2019Coastal Steel, Inc.

At 2:15 p.m. on March 1, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a structur al steel company, were using a 35-ton Terex crane with jib extension during stee l erection for a new commercial building. During the employees' attempt to retr act the pullout extension on the end of the jib extension, Employee #1 pushed in on the jib extension. Employee #1's left index finger was pinched and his fing ertip crushed and amputated by the sheave on the end of the jib. Employee #1 wa s transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of the partia l finger amputation that included bone loss.

Keywords: amputated, blunt force trauma, construction, crushed, fingertip, jib crane, partial amputation, pinched, steel erection
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 15

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1385217.015 50 M Non Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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