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Accident: 201483583 - Employee Suffers Finger Amputation

Accident: 201483583 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/05/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584436510/27/20000175Cerri Berry Farms
Employee #1, a 46-year-old farm laborer, was pruning cherry trees from a 3-legged 10 ft wooden fruit picker ladder. Employee #1 was climbing down the ladder and his wedding ring had gotten hooked on the metal pin on the ladder that supports the rungs. When he quickly left the ladder, the pin pulled his finger and ring off his left hand, leaving just his finger bone exposed. The hospital was unable to reattach the outer finger and amputated his finger below the 2nd knuckle leaving a stump.
Keywords: amputated, finger, ladder, ring, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125844365 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm workers

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