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Accident: 101966.015 - Worker Unlatching Trailer Hitch Has Finger Amputated

Accident: 101966.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1250988.01507/20/2017Coffman Specialties
At 1:30 p.m. on July 6, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, w as engaged in paving work at a job site. He attempted to disconnect a trailer h itch from a truck. The latch snapped closed on his finger, partially amputating the finger. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the partial amputation of his le ft ring finger.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, construction, disconnecting means, finger, struck by, trailer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Alteration or rehabilitation   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1250988.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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