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Accident: 201491602 - Employee Amputates Fingers While Dismantling Wind Turbine

Accident: 201491602 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082896712/19/20081796Dressel Enterprise
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on July 15, 2008, Employee #1, a general laborer working for Dressel Enterprise, was dismantling a wind generator turbine and tower. The motor ring became dislodged from the drive shaft, and the employee's fingers were amputated. He was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, demolition, dismantling, finger, caught between, crushed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Demolition Under $50,000 80
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310828967 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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