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Accident: 201174380 - Employee Injures Finger When Manhole Cover Falls

Accident: 201174380 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/26/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034573109/15/20033479Phil-Tite Enter Inc

On August 26, 2003, Employee #1, an abrasive blaster, was working for a company that manufactured manhole covers and assemblies. Employee #1 operated a sandblasting machine to clean the metal free from rust and dirt. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was lifting a manhole cover with the assistance of a coworker. As they were placing it into the abrasive blasting machine, the coworker lost his grip, causing the manhole cover to fall. Employee #1's finger was crushed between the manhole cover and the side of the blasting machine. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.

Keywords: manhole cover, abrasive blasting, finger, crushed, falling object, sandblasting

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120345731 Non Hospitalized injury Other Grinding, abrading, buffing & polishing mach. op's

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