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Accident: 202555553 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated Between Cylinder And Cart

Accident: 202555553 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/02/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553245701/10/20135984Praxair Inc
On January 2, 2013, Employee #1, with Praxair Inc., was pushing an empty nitrogen cylinder (LC230-22) down a passageway while pulling an empty cylinder cart from behind. One of the wheels at the base of the nitrogen cylinder caught an impediment on the floor, causing it to tip over and catch Employee #1's left index finger between the nitrogen cylinder and the cylinder cart. Employee #1's finger was amputated, but he was not taken to the hospital. The employee was not a contract employee and did not work for a staffing agency.
Keywords: amputated, cylinder, finger, compressed gas, nitrogen, caught between, cart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315532457 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Driver-sales workers

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