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Accident: 869131 - Employee Dies Of Anesthesia Allergy After Job Injury

Accident: 869131 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 04/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10313273405/01/19895084Mccarmick Equipment Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was assisting in the installation of a dock plate power pack component when the threads on a pull rod were stripped. The tension on the spring was released and the installation bar was jettisoned outward, crushing the palm area of Employee #!'s right hand. Employee #1 was transported by Life Squad to McCullough-Hyde Hospital at Miami University in Ohio, suffering a palm laceration and two broken fingers. He was then transported to Bethesda Base Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio, by Air Care for specialized hand surgery. In preparation for surgery Employee #1 was given a local anesthetic to which he had an allergic reaction. He went into cardiac arrest and died. The coroner's report will follow.
Keywords: fracture, installing, allergic reaction, finger, equipment failure, cardiac arrest, laceration, flying object, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103132734 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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