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Accident: 127907.015 - Employee Crushes And Amputates Fingers While Installing Exh

Accident: 127907.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/14/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484306.01507/16/2020Olam West Coast, Inc.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on July 14, 2020, an employee was helping to install an A-2 exhaust fan for a dryer. When attempting to install an exhaust fan, the employee left it unsecured. The exhaust fan tipped over and crushed the employee 's fingers between the hand/guardrail for the dryer and the exhaust fan. The emp loyee was taken to St. Louise Hospital then transferred to O'Conner Hospital and admitted and treated for a crushing injury to the index fingertip and sustained a partial amputation to the middle and ring fingers. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 14, 2020, the Division was notified by the employer. On July 16, 2020, the Division opened the investigation. On July 23, 2020, the Division arrived on site and met with the employer. The employer stated that the employee was helpi ng install the A-2 exhaust fan that weighs approximately 700 lbs. While trying t o get it into position, the exhaust fan tipped over and fell against the hand/gu ardrail above the dryer crushing the employee's fingers between the two items.
Keywords: crushed, falling object, fan, finger, fingertip, guardrail, hand, handrail, installing, partial amputation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484306.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Mechanical engineering technicians

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