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Accident: 111063.015 - Employee Gets Hand Caught In Pulley Block And Receives Amput

Accident: 111063.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1333502.01507/25/2018Western Waterproofing Company Inc
At 6:50 a.m. on May 22, 2018, an employee placed a four foot by five foot by thr ee inch stone panel into straps in preparation to lift the panel using a portabl e hoist (Beta Max LEO portable hoist). The employee's coworker began to lift the panel in the space between the scaffold and wall surface when the spreader bar used to keep the panel parallel to the space, snagged onto the scaffold frame. T o prevent damage to the scaffold frame, the employee used his left hand to free the spreader bar, by pushing on the pulley block, and allow the panel to be rais ed. While making the attempt to free the panel, the employee's left hand became caught in the pulley block and the employee received an amputation injury to his left pinky finger. The employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, finger, hand, hoist, panel, pulley, spreader bar
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1333502.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Brickmasons and stonemasons

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