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