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Accident: 201501244 - Employee'S Finger Amputated When Struck By A Pulley

Accident: 201501244 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 06/11/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562788506/15/19991522Miller/Thompson - J.D. Steel-Harris Rebar
On June 11, 1999, Employee #1 was attempting to realign the load block on a Multicrane Model 70 mobile crane without lowering the load block or securing it. The load blocks single cable pulley was cracked and bound on the load block housing. He did not relieve the weight or strain on the load block and cable. He placed his left hand under the bound load block and struck the cable by hand to free it. The damaged section of pulley passed through the load block and struck his finger, amputating it.
Keywords: amputated, repair, finger, crushed, struck by, crane block, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125627885 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, material moving equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Hoisting Bundles
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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