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Accident: 202456661 - Electrician Loses Finger

Accident: 202456661 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/06/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338209507/21/20101796Daart Engineering Co, Inc.
On July 6, 2010, a 32-yr-old male electrician was installing fire extinguisher equipment, During the process, he severely injured a finger while using a manual pipe threading machine when his hand got caught between his spring-loaded pipe wrench and the machine. The damaged finger was amputated in the emergency room. He was later referred later to hand specialist for further treatment. No hospitalization was required. Further investigation revealed that the injury was caused by inadvertent hand movement due to a loose grip on the wrench which the pipe was being machined.
Keywords: amputated, threading machine, finger, electrician, pipe wrench, pipe, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313382095 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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