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Accident: 201120714 - Employee'S Finger Tips Amputated When Caught Between Rails

Accident: 201120714 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 03/12/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551518903/16/19981796Thyssen Elevator Corporation
On March 12, 1998, Employee #1 was preparing a load of rails to be set down atop a storage shed. With his left hand, Employee #1 was placing blocks in choker slings under the load, which consisted of two bundles individually bundled by the factory. Employee #1's other hand was resting flat on the load. Suddenly, the load shifted and Employee #1's right hand fingers were caught between the rails. The tips of the index, middle, and ring fingers were amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized. He also reported that tag lines were attached to the load.
Keywords: amputated, rope, blocks, finger, construction, caught between, tag, sling, choker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125515189 Hospitalized injury Amputation Elevator installers and repairers

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