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Accident: 690347 - Hand Contacted Rotating Motor Fins, Fractured Knuckles

Accident: 690347 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 12/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
289691812/20/19851522Borson Const Co
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:45 AM ON DECEMBER 20, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STARTING A TOWER CRANE. THE CRANE SWING BRAKE HAD FROZEN UP OVERNIGHT AS A RESULT OF THE EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER. IN AN EFFORT TO FREE THE BRAKE, EMPLOYEE #1 ACCIDENTALLY RUBBED HIS RIGHT HAND AGAINST THE MOTOR'S ROTARY COOLING FANS. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED FRACTURED AND LACERATED KNUCKLES ON HIS RIGHT HAND. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, finger, construction, laceration, frozen, hand, crane, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2896918 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction trades, n.e.c.

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