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Accident: 202522116 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Lowering Antennas

Accident: 202522116 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 02/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31499547302/27/20121623Triton Tower, Inc.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on February 6, 2012, Employee #1 was working on a communication tower, and he was lowering cell phone antennas. The antenna slid down the horizontal bracket and severed Employee #1's left ring finger.
Keywords: amputated, communication tower, finger, antenna
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314995473 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Communications equipment operators, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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