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Accident: 202449757 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated When Caught In Sling

Accident: 202449757 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/24/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060406108/29/20081731Daniel'S Electrical Construction Co. Inc
At approximately 7:35 a.m. on July 24, 2008, Employee #1 was on top of building C, preparing to assist in the aerial placement of a transformer. The mobile crane and renter operators were on the North side of this building, at the ground level. The transformer was being lowered and was about 3.5 ft above the roof surface, when it shifted. At that time, Employee #1's both hands were put on the load. His left hand was caught between the elevated load and the sling, holding the load during a lifting operation. A part of Employee #1's left index finger was amputated. Employee #1 was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he underwent surgery on his left index finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized for approximately three days. At the time of injury, Employee #1 was wearing work boots, gloves, safety glasses, and a hard hat.
Keywords: amputated, installing, finger, electrician, construction, caught between, sling, transformer, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310604061 Hospitalized injury Amputation Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Lifting operations

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