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Accident: 202510244 - Employee Fractures Finger When Caught By Empty Gas Cylinder

Accident: 202510244 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 11/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681940812/03/20132813Praxair Distribution, Inc.
On November 9, 2013, Employee #1, with Praxair Distribution, Inc., and a coworker, were unloading empty cylinders, when the coworker lost control of a cylinder. Both employees released the cylinders they had been moving, as required by the company's safe practices. Employee #1's finger was caught between the caps of two falling empty compressed gas cylinders. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fracture to the left pinky finger.
Keywords: fracture, cylinder, finger, gas, caught between, falling object, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316819408 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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