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Accident: 101352.015 - Worker'S Finger Amputated By Spring-Loaded Strut

Accident: 101352.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 05/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1281793.01512/07/2017Camp Precast Concrete Products, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on May 17, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a concret e products company, were attempting to remove a hatch door from its frame. The entire pre-assembled hatch assembly, East Jordan Iron Works Part Number 8196, co nsisted of a cast iron frame, a 30-inch by 30-inch cast iron hatch door, a stain less steel spring-assisted strut, and a self-engaging safety bar. The assembly weighed approximately 520 pounds. As the two workers attempted to remove the st rut that acted as a lift assist for the door, the compressed spring-loaded strut flew apart and struck Employee #1's right hand. Emergency services were called , and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for an amputated right index finger and fractured thumb. The surgical staff was able to reattach the amputated finger.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, compressed air, construction, finger, fracture, pressure release, struck by, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1281793.015 55 M Non Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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