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Accident: 201623022 - Employee'S Hand Is Struck By Gear, Amputates Fingers

Accident: 201623022 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 11/18/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31474371711/22/20102421Rough & Ready Lumber Llc
On November 18, 2010, Employee #1 was placing stickers in between layers of dimensional lumber on the stacker from the top step of a 4 ft ladder. After placing a sticker, he reached out to steady himself and placed his hand below an open pinion gear. The gear rolled down the gear rack and over the fingers of his right hand, which resulted in the amputation his fingers. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center. At the medical center, he underwent surgical procedures and received postoperative care and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, storage rack, struck by, gear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314743717 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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