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Accident: 112770.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Caught On Road Sander And Is Later Ampu

Accident: 112770.015 -- Report ID: 0152300 -- Event Date: 01/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1370876.01501/16/2019Town Of North Haven
At 5:30 a.m. on January 4, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a town's public works department, was part of a road crew sanding a roadway. Employee #1 was operatin g the sanding vehicle. The sand was not applying properly. Employee #1 stopped the vehicle, stepped onto the side step, and examined the sander for clumped sa nd as he held onto the sander screen frame with both hands. He then attempted t o step off the side step while continuing to hold onto the screen frame with his left hand. His titanium wedding ring caught on a welding burr on top of the sc reen frame, and his left ring finger was degloved. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery. The left ring fi nger had to be surgically amputated.
Keywords: amputation, caught by, climbing, construction, construction vehicle, equipment failure, equipment operator, finger, road, sanding machine, screen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1370876.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy

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