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Accident: 202517009 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated By Falling Toad Sign

Accident: 202517009 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31055019902/26/20081611Nehemiah Construction, Inc.
On September 24, 2007, Employee #1 was removing road construction warning signs and barriers from a highway. He was moving a metal directional arrow sign to one side of the freeway when the pin holding the panel to the legs of the sign gave out. The sign fell to the ground, crushing Employee #1's right hand against the ground. The tip of his right middle finger was avulsed. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery on his hand.
Keywords: highway, unsecured, finger, degloved, construction, traffic control, caught between, bolt, advertising sign, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310550199 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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