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Accident: 103494.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Crushed Between A Beam And Column

Accident: 103494.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 02/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1298471.01503/01/2018W.S. Steel Erection, L.L.C.
At 1:00 p.m. on February 23, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a st eel erection company, were engaged in steel erection work at a multiemployer con struction project, a two-story commercial building. Employee #1 was straddling a steel beam and preparing to connect it to the top plate of a four by eight ste el column. Coworker #1 was operating a crane and lifting the column, which was rigged with a double choke wire rope sling. The column, which was wet from rece nt rain, slipped from the sling. Employee #1's hand was caught and crushed betw een the top plate of the column and the steel beam, which his hand was resting u pon. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hos pital. He was admitted and treated for the following finger injuries: a severe ly lacerated index finger, which was almost fully amputated; second and ring fin gers, which were amputated; and the pinkie, which was mangled.
Keywords: amputation, beam, caught between, column, construction, crane, crushed, finger, sling, steel erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1298471.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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