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Accident: 202720348 - Electrician Apprentice Incurs Partial Amputation Of Finger

Accident: 202720348 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/01/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621538303/12/20141731United Power Contractors,Inc
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 1, 2014, Employee #1, an electrician apprentice employed by United Power Contractors, Inc., was involved in electrical work at a power plant. He was standing behind a tool van and attempting to open the van's back door by sliding the metal locking bar to the right. Employee #1's right index finger became caught between the metal bar and the van. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for a partial amputation of the right index finger. A representative of the employer reported this incident to Cal/OSHA at 4:25 p.m. on March 2, 2014. The subsequent investigation determined that the employer's procedure when removing the metal locking bar on the back door of the tool van is for the employee to wear leather gloves for protection. Employee #1 was not wearing leather gloves when he attempted to open the van's back door and incurred injury.
Keywords: amputated, ppe, finger, glove, electrician, construction, caught between, laceration, truck, door
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316215383 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Other

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