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Accident: 107567.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Crushed During Lifting Operation

Accident: 107567.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1318546.01505/25/2018San Diego Steel Erections
At 9:00 a.m. on May 11, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a steel er ection company, were erecting steel columns for a new school building. The cowo rker was operating a crane, and Employee #1 was on a truck bed and connecting a sling to the columns so they could be lifted by the crane. Employee #1 had his right hand open on the load to guide it, and used his other hand to signal his c oworker. As the load began to lift, it shifted, and Employee #1's right hand be came caught between two columns. His middle finger was crushed. Employee #1 wa s transported to a health clinic and then to a hospital, where he received treat ment for the crushed finger. This included surgery, during which the tip of his finger was amputated. He was released from the hospital on the same day.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, column, construction, crane, crushed, crushing, finger, hand, installing, loading, material handling, pinched, rigging, sling, steel erection, truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1318546.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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