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Accident: 117773.015 - Employee Amputates Thumb, Pinches Hand Installing Structure

Accident: 117773.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1402199.01505/20/2019People Ready

On March 1, 2019, an employee and a coworker were assembling a tent shade struct ure for a shop on site. The employee and coworker were working from the platform of a genie lift approximately 15 feet in the air attaching a hollow 6 to 8 foot long steel tube to the tent frame. The employee was holding one end of the tube while the coworker was holding the other. The employee was installing the nut a nd bolt at the end of the tube when the coworker lost his grip. The tube swung d ownwards, pinching and crushing employee's right thumb against the genie lift ra il. The employee amputated his right thumb and was hospitalized.

Keywords: aerial lift, amputated, amputation, carpenter, caught between, caught in, crushed, dropped, finger, hand, handrail, installing, pinched, steel tube, temporary employment agency, temporary worker, thumb

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1402199.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters

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