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Accident: 201481355 - Employee'S Hand Amputated By Crane Boom

Accident: 201481355 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979261206/05/19981799River City Signs
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 1998, Employee #1, a sign installer, was inside the personnel bucket of a truck crane. The crane operator extended the boom causing the load line ball to go up approximately one foot. Employee #1's hand was crushed between the tip of the boom and the load line ball, amputating his left thumb and middle finger. The boom was cradled over the truck cab with the personnel bucket attached to the end of the boom. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, boom, finger, truck crane, thumb, crushed, load line
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119792612 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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