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Accident: 785196 - Employee'S Hand Fractured When Caught In Mixing Paddle

Accident: 785196 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 03/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11570239103/18/19927359Sneads Rental Needs Inc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 14, 1992, Employee #1 was dumping wet concrete mix onto a customer's vehicle. As he was doing this, the baseball cap he was wearing fell into the pouring chute. He instinctively reached for the cap but it had already been picked up by the mixing paddle. Employee #1's right hand was caught in the mixing paddle as the paddle was still moving, resulting in the amputation of his right index finger and multiple fractures to his right hand. His right hand was also separated up to the wrist between the right index finger and the right middle finger.
Keywords: mixer blade, fracture, amputated, pouring, finger, caught by, concrete mixer, concrete, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115702391 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mixing and blending machine operators

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