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Accident: 202550216 - Employee Amputated Finger While Wire Brushing Rebar

Accident: 202550216 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/09/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30930461604/10/20091731Integrity Electric
On December 9, 2008, Employee #1, an electrical contractor, was working in a workshop, wire brushing a piece of rebar that was being chucked in a RIDGID 535 Pipe threader, Serial Number 3280. As the rebar slowly rotated, Employee #1 wire brushed it with a wire wheel attached to a drill motor. While he was wire brushing the rebar, he inadvertently got to close to the rotating rebar and caught his shirt on the rebar. His shirt wrapped around the rebar. Employee #1 attempted to free himself by grabbing his shirt, but the glove on his left hand became caught up in the shirt. His left pinky finger was amputated as he was flipped over the rebar to the concrete floor. A nearby foreman heard the commotion and immediately turned off the pipe threader. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury.
Keywords: clothing, amputated, finger, electrician, machine operator, caught by, caught between
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309304616 Hospitalized injury Amputation Electricians

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