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Accident: 201116753 - Employee'S Arm Lacerated When Struck By Grinder Wheel

Accident: 201116753 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/19/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082657512/15/20031799Bishop'S Iron Works
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on September 19, 2003, Employee #1, an iron worker, was preparing an I-beam for welding. He was working at a height of approximately 15 ft and using a right-angle grinder to make a bevel when a piece of the grinding wheel broke off and the grinder jerked back. The moving wheel struck Employee #1's right forearm, causing a laceration that included tendon damage. He was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center, where he was hospitalized until his release on September 25, 2003. The accident was reported by the employer on September 22, 2003. The grinder did not have a rear guard, but that could not be determined as the cause of the accident and injury.
Keywords: grinder, portable power tool, rotating parts, tendon, iron worker, forearm, construction, equipment failure, laceration, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300826575 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Welding/Burning/Grindi
FatCause: Other

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