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Accident: 202544441 - Employee Amputates Fingertip Between Cover And Hole

Accident: 202544441 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/24/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486358009/05/20125511Sullivan Auto Group Llc Dba Toyota Santa Monica
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on August 24, 2012, Employee #1 was positioning a 150 pound manhole cover on a manhole. A coworker assisted him in the effort. Both employees were not using proper tools for the removal and installation of the manhole cover. Employee #1 was holding the cover by its edge, as it was placed on the hole, but the coworker dropped the cover. Employee #1's left distal middle fingertip was caught between the cover and the hole and was amputated. He was transported to a medical center, where he underwent treatment and was then released the same day.
Keywords: manhole cover, amputated, finger, caught by, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314863580 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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