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Accident: 115915.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Struck By Boom And Amputated

Accident: 115915.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 04/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397972.01504/29/2019Metro Masonry Construction, Inc.

At 8:00 a.m. on April 24, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a masonry contractor, w as operating a forklift at the construction site of a new commercial building. He reached under the lift's boom to remove shovels, which involved standing up f rom the seat of the cab and leaning out the front window to grab the shovels. T he employee's hip struck against the lift's boom control, and the boom lowered a nd struck his right hand, amputating the ring and pinky fingers. The employee w as transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of the amput ations.

Keywords: aerial lift controls, amputated, blunt force trauma, boom, boom truck, construction, equipment operator, finger, forklift, hip, powered industrial vehicle, struck against, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 20

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1397972.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry

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