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Accident: 114701.015 - Employee Suffers Partial Amputation Of Two Fingers When Hand

Accident: 114701.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368233.01512/27/2018Herrick Corporation
At 3:45 p.m on December 20, 2018, Employee # 1 was assisting coworkers to place a sign using a company made basket/bird's nest. The employees were using the bird's nest, lifted by a forklift to position the new sign and lower over the existing pipe bollards. The sign was hung up on the bollards and would not drop down into position, so the foreman instructed Employee # 1 to go up on the birds nest and release the ratchet straps holding the sign in position. When it released, the sign came down onto Employee # 1's hand, which was on top of the bird's nest frame, on the top rail. The weight of the sign came down on his fingers, crushing them. Employee # 1 suffered a partial amputation of right middle and ring fingers. The entry states he was not hospitalized, but based on his injuries, it is likely he was.
Keywords: pipe, basket, forklift, crushed, hand, amputation, finger, partial amputation, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1368233.015 53 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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