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Accident: 202715652 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Using Nylon Rope

Accident: 202715652 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/08/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621144004/19/20135191Colorama Wholesale Nursery
At approximately 8:50 a.m. on April 8, 2013, Employee #1 was working on an arch tying the .25 in. nylon rope to the base of the arch. The wind was blowing very hard and the arch on the house was beginning to break. The plastic roof sheeting was beginning to blow off the nylon rope. A gust of wind caused the plastic roof to raise a few feet causing the nylon rope to tighten around the employee's right index finger. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital, where his right index finger was partially amputated. The employee was later released.
Keywords: high wind, amputated, roof, rope, finger, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316211440 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, n.e.c.

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