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Accident: 201182128 - Employee Amputates Tip Of Finger

Accident: 201182128 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 06/21/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30739041906/28/20041623Vulcan Construction & Maintenance, Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on June 21, 2004, Employee #1 was working for Vulcan Construction & Maintenance. The employer was a subcontractor installing communications vaults, or boxes at various locations within the neighborhood. The foreman was across the street from the site while Employee #1 was working with another coworker to clean dust and debris off of the concrete lids and in the grooves of the box where the lids are to be placed. Employee #1 was putting the lid in place when the concrete lid slipped and pinched the tip of Employee #1's left middle finger. He was taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital and the tip of his finger was reattached the finger and the employee was hospitalized for a short period of time.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, dust, installing, box lid, finger, slip, construction, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307390419 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Lifting operations

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