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Accident: 201054624 - Employee'S Hand Caught In Gears

Accident: 201054624 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 09/08/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30077625912/13/20001751Vortex
A window manufacturing company had contracted with a subcontractor to remove and replace one of its roll-up doors located in the warehouse loading area. Employee #1 was standing on a ladder (extended to approximately 16 ft) in order to take down the curtain of the roll-up door, but the gear mechanism was stuck. Employee #1 was using a pry bar to free the gears while an assistant below was holding the drive hand chain. Employee #1 briefly rested his left hand on the main gear and the gears broke loose and started to move and his hand was caught in between the gears. Employee #1 sustained fractures in three bones in the back of his hand. He received surgery on the day of his injury and was released the next day.
Keywords: ladder, caught between, door, gear, hand, pry bar
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300776259 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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