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Accident: 202552063 - Employee'S Thumb Is Crushed By Rebar, Is Later Amputated

Accident: 202552063 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/29/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316488104/22/20101791H Wayne Lewis Inc Dba Amber Steel Company
On March 29, 2010, Employee #1 was installing a prefabricated wall of a pumping station, when a bundle of rebar being lowered caught on the wall. To release the catch, Employee #1 cut a wire holding a horizontal member, which sprang out and smashed his thumb against the bundle. The crushing injury required amputation of approximately 0.5 inches of the left thumb tip. The Division was notified by employer on March 29, 2010 that a serious injury had occurred earlier that day.
Keywords: amputated, installing, rebar, caught by, thumb, crushed, pumping station
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 313164881 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation

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