Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201081551 - Employee Injured When Finger Amputated
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|300797115||01/14/1999||3721||Northrup Grumman Corporation|
Employee #1, an employee of Northrup Grumman, suffered a serious injury when an accident occurred on the flightline at the Northrup aircraft manufacturing facility at Palmdale, California. California OSHA was notified and an accident investigation was initiated. Employee #1 was working on a 4-foot high stand next to an airplane. He attempted to dismount the stand and inadvertently placed his hand over a bolt on the side of the airplane. When he jumped, the ring on his finger was caught by the bolt and his finger was amputated. Employee #1 had been trained to remove all jewelry prior to starting work, and had forgotten to do so on this day. There was also safe access provided at a location away from where he jumped down off the stand. Training records verified the safety training Employee #1 had received and Employee #1 agreed that it was standard procedure to remove all jewelry.
|1||300797115||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine|