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Accident: 22655.015 - Employee Amputates Finger With Bailing Wire Attached To A Co

Accident: 22655.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 06/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
532878.01507/18/2012Kramer'S Auto Parts & Iron Co.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on June 6, 2012, an employee was using a hoist to lif t a junk car onto a vehicle lift. The hoist chain he was using gave way catchin g the control chain on the way down. The employee was holding on to the control chain. The control chain had been repaired with the use of bailing wire. The employee had his left index finger in the loop created by the bailing wire. The weight of the load on the control chain caused the bailing wire to tighten, amp utating the employees left index finger just above the first knuckle.
Keywords: amputated, broken chain, caught by, finger, hoist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 532878.015 1 M Hospitalized injury Automobile mechanics

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