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Accident: 96417.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Caught By Falling Metal Pallet And Ampu

Accident: 96417.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240652.01506/15/2017Orco Block & Hardscape

At 12:30 p.m. on June 12, 2017, an employee helping coworkers, including the for eman, unjam a pallet which was stuck in a paver cuber conveyor (Omag, Model-HEH- 005-02A). The pallet was a steel plate weighing about 440 lbs with dimensions of 55 inches by 43 inches and 5/8 inches thick. There were two pallets partially o verlapped and jammed on the line. The employee and a coworker were trying to lif t up the plates. The coworker lifted the top plate above the reflector and let i t go. The employee's right pinkie finger got caught under the metal plate as it fell and caused the amputation of the tip of the finger. The employee was taken to a clinic by a supervisor. The clinic doctor advised them to go to a hospital.

Keywords: amputation, caught in, compressed gas, conveyor, finger

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1240652.015 24 M Non Hospitalized injury

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