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Accident: 102387.015 - Worker'S Finger Is Injured When Caught In Rotary Hammer, Lat

Accident: 102387.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272071.01510/23/2017J.T. Wimsatt Contracting Co., Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on August 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was tasked with installing seismic clips on a cinder block wall. He had climbed up a Werner 8-foot Type 1A Fiberglass Podium Ladder, Model Number PD6208, and was standing on the ladder's podium. He was holding a Hilti TE 70 Combihammer and planned to use the rotary hammer to drill holes for the clips. As he triggered the hammer, the hammer shifted toward Employee #1. His left hand slipped from the hammer's handle onto the chuck, and his glove was caught in the rotating drill bit. His left hand pinky finger was twisted around the chuck and sustained laceration and trauma injuries. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted, and a surgical review was conducted. Based on the review, Employee #1 underwent surgery, and his left hand pinky finger was amputated below the second knuckle.
Keywords: caught in, installing, amputation, masonry wall, construction, finger, ladder, glove, drill, rotary hammer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272071.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenter apprentices

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