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Accident: 201156064 - Employee Amputates Two Fingers In A Plaster Mixer

Accident: 201156064 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085771104/26/20021742A & M Plastering
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on April 4, 2002, Employee #1 was working for a plastering contractor performing work for residential and non-residential buildings. His employer had 35 employees. Employee #1 was operating a plaster/stucco Essik Mixer #4, Model Number 1010. The mixer's capacity was 10 cubic feet. While adding the stucco mix and water to the mixer, the moving blades pulled the water hose nozzle and Employee #1's right index and middle finger were caught in the blade and the body of the bucket, amputating both fingers. Employee #1 was taken to Loma Linda Medical Center and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, mixer, caught by, construction, blade, bucket elevator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300857711 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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