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Accident: 200530343 - Employee'S Thumb Tip Is Struck By Object, And Is Amputated

Accident: 200530343 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 12/28/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30826311001/11/20062011John Morrell & Co.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on December 28, 2005, Employee #1 was using a Budgit 1 ton hoist to lift a 2000-pound battery from a pallet jack and place the battery on the recharging rack. The hoisting device was a wooden block with pivoting hooks at each end of the block. The hooks were positioned on opposing sides of the battery. Employee #1 controlled the unit with his right hand and guided the load while holding the front hook with his left hand. As the battery was lowered, the backside hook became unseated causing the front side of the battery to swing forward. The battery struck his left thumb tip and amputated it. He received medical attention, but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: battery, amputated, thumb, hoist, pallet, jack, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308263110 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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