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Accident: 201481439 - Employee Injured When Fingers Amputated By Mixer Gate

Accident: 201481439 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/22/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12586780410/06/19983271Basalite
Employee #1, a laborer, sustained an amputation and crushing injuries to three fingers of his left hand while performing cleaning activities inside a Besser mixer used for manufacturing concrete blocks. The fingers could not be reattached due to the severity of the injuries. Employee #1 sustained his injuries when the mixer's large metal gate was closed on his fingers by his foreman, who had activated the air-actuated gate from the control room. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, concrete mixer, concrete block, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125867804 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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