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Accident: 70214.015 - Worker Installing A Murphy Bed Sustains Lacerations And Poss

Accident: 70214.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 01/16/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1020037.01501/21/2015Boston Garage Flooring & Cabinets, Llc
At 4:30 p.m. on January 16, 2015, Employee #1 and a Employee #2, employed by a f looring and cabinetry company, were installing a Murphy bed. They did not insta ll the safety pin that secures the lifting device. The lift arm snapped closed, catching and lacerating Employee #1's thumb, and lacerating Employee#2's thigh. Emergency services were called, and the workers were transported to the hospital . Employee #1 was admitted and treated for what the subsequent investigation re port described as severe lacerations/possible amputation of the thumb. Coworker #1 did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: amputation, carpenter, caught by, finger, installing, laceration, safety latch, thigh, thumb, unsecured
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1020037.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter

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