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Accident: 201115649 - Employee'S Finger Caught Between Steel Plate And Beam

Accident: 201115649 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/26/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618823404/22/20031791Eagle Iron Construction
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on February 26, 2003, Employee #1, an iron worker, was carrying a 5-foot-by-5-foot, 500 pound steel plate from the forklift to the hole on an elevated platform in the packaging department. There were six other employees assisting him. They were going to put the steel plate on two 4-inch-by-4-inch wood beams and then slide it into the hole. When they put the steel plate down on the beam, Employee #1's right middle finger was caught between the steel plate and the beam. He was taken to Northridge Hospital where he was treated for an amputation to the first knuckle of his right middle finger.
Keywords: beam, steel plate, amputated, finger, iron worker, caught between, industrial truck, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126188234 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Other

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