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Accident: 113299.015 - Employee Amputates Thumb During Beam Lifting Operation

Accident: 113299.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 01/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1375848.01502/04/2019Dixon Construction Co, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on January 10, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a road and bridge co nstruction company, was stacking I-beams in the storage yard. With the assistan ce of a crane, the employee hooked up a 30-foot leg from a chain sling to a 30-f oot piece of I-beam. As the beam began to rise off the ground, the leg of the c hain slid to one side of the beam, pinching and amputating the thumb on the empl oyee's left hand. The employee was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of the amputation.
Keywords: amputated, beam, caught between, chain, construction, crane, crane lifting beam, material handling, pinched, rigging, sling, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1375848.015 53 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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