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Accident: 202510319 - Plasterer'S Fingertips Are Amputated

Accident: 202510319 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 01/09/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681968901/15/20141742Capital City Drywall, Inc

On January 9, 2014, Employee #1, a plasterer employed by Capital City Drywall, Inc., was working at a residential construction project. He was engaged in plastering while standing on a 4-foot A-frame ladder. Employee #1 lost his balance. To prevent himself from falling, he grabbed hold of one of the attachment straps for the overhead garage door opener. The strap was sharp, and Employee #1 sustained severe cuts to his fingers. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for fingertip amputation and laceration injuries to his left pinky and ring fingers. He then was discharged without hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, installing, building, finger, ladder, construction, laceration, lost balance, door machine
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316819689 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Plasterers FallDist:
FallHt:4
Cause: Plastering
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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