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Accident: 201142858 - Employee Injured When Finger Amputated By Water Tank

Accident: 201142858 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/18/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30534851811/20/20028711Geologic Associates
On November 18, 2002, Employee #1 suffered a serious work-related injury. Employee #1 is a Field Technician for a company providing geologic consultation for a construction project at a public landfill. His assigned task is to ensure that grades are properly maintained. On the day of the accident, a large water tank was being moved and reset. Employee #1 was not assigned to help with the job by his employer, and was not an employee of the contractor moving the water tank, but was "trying to help." As the crew was placing the tank, Employee #1 tried to scrape debris from under one of the tank skids with a piece of rebar. The tank settled onto the rebar, crushing Employee #1's left middle finger between the rebar and the concrete pad, resulting in half of the finger being amputated.
Keywords: concrete slab, amputated, rebar, finger, caught between, water tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305348518 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Surveying and mapping technicians

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