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Accident: 115890.015 - Employee Moving Railroad Cars Amputates Two Fingers

Accident: 115890.015 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 04/17/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397658.01504/25/2019Northdown Industries, Inc.
At 1:35 a.m. on April 17, 2019, an employee was working as a laborer for a firm that manufactured miscellaneous chemical products and preparations. With the aid of a capstan, he was moving railroad cars. He was pulling the cars with a 39 mi llimeter (1.5 inch) diameter double-braided nylon rope. The rope was wrapped aro und the capstan. His right hand was caught between the capstan and the rope. He suffered the amputation of the small and ring fingers on that hand at the distal interphalangeal joint. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, finger, hand, nip point, railroad car, rope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1397658.015 18 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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