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Accident: 170784581 - Employee'S Amputates Fingers When Struck By Mixer Paddle

Accident: 170784581 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652115202/21/20131799Albert Jacoboni Dba A J Pools
On February 9, 3013, Employee #1 was operating a plaster mixer making batches of plaster to spray onto a new swimming pool that was under construction. The employee was attempting to retrieve a piece of paper that had fallen into the mixer. As employee #1 reached his right hand into the operating mixer tank, his hand was struck by the mixing paddles ultimately amputating the right index, middle, and ring fingers at varying levels. A coworker called Emergency Rescue Service. Employee #1 was transported via ambulance to an area hospital, where attempts were made to save the fingers. Ultimately three fingers were surgically amputated. The employee remained hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, mixer, plastic mfg, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316521152 Hospitalized injury Amputation Plasterers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Plastering
FatCause: Other

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