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Accident: 170870968 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputed By Heavy Grating

Accident: 170870968 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015089107/31/20024911Pacific Gas & Electric Co
A crew of employees was replacing metal grating in a substation. Two employees on the crew were flipping over a section of the grating at the back of a pickup truck to position the grating so that they could cut it with a torch. They were both wearing gloves. As they turned the grating over, one of the employee's fingers bumped against the bumper of the truck. The edge of the grating crushed his fingertip, which was caught between the grating and the bumper. The section of grating weighed just over 45 kilograms. First aid was administered, and then the employee was airlifted to a hospital, where he was treated for a crushed fingertip and released. His fingertip was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, grating, caught between, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120150891 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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