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Accident: 202719068 - Worker Amputates Finger Tip While Working On Antenna Tower

Accident: 202719068 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 12/16/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31721694312/18/20133679Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
On December 16, 2013, Employee #1, a 63-year-old male, electrical and electronic technician, with Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, was working at outdoor test range on an antenna tower. Employee #1 was testing antennas for client. The antenna cables are under high tension and the cable became hung up. Employee #1 placed his fingers between the cable and drum and received partial amputation of the pinky finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized as a result of this event.
Keywords: amputated, wire rope, finger, electrical work, electronic equipment, electronic technicn, antenna, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317216943 Hospitalized injury Amputation Electrical and electronic technicians

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