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Accident: 113678.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Helping To Remove Surgical L

Accident: 113678.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1379026.01502/18/2019Clarke County Hospital
At 11:45 a.m. on February 6, 2019, Employee #1 was helping a coworker with the r emoval of the PRIMA Surgical Light assembly from the ceiling. was relieving the spring tension on the lower suspension arm with both hands. His left hand was p ositioned on the hinge with his ring finger inside, while his right hand was pos itioned on the lower suspension arm brace. Employee #1 was supporting the lower suspension arm of the surgical light (PRIMA Surgical Light), while the coworker unscrewed the upper supporting arm attachment screws out of the sleeve. When th e attachment came apart, the under tension spring supporting the actuating arm c ame closed on Employee #1's left ring finger that was inside the hinge. Employee #1 sustained an amputation of the left ring finger and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, finger, hand, lighting fixture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1379026.015 30 M Hospitalized injury

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