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Accident: 110129.015 - Employee Handling Lifting Magnet Amputates Fingertip

Accident: 110129.015 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 10/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1353377.01510/11/2018Tbc - The Boring Company
At 7:10 a.m. on October 6, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a tunnel construction company, was preparing for the lifting of a large steel plate. He was attempting to rotate and position a lifting magnet onto the steel plate. The lifting magnet was connected to a forklift boom. As he was handling the magnet's lifting shackle, with his finger in a pinch point, pressure from the forklift boom was released, and the lifting shackle pinched his finger against the magnet case. The tip of his left pinky finger was amputated. The employee received treatment for the partial finger amputation but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: pinned, amputated, fingertip, partial amputation, boom, construction, finger, amputation, magnet, crushed, caught between, pinched, forklift, shackle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1353377.015 36 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Welders and cutters FallDist:
FatCause: Heat/hypothermia

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