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Accident: 94992.015 - Employee Partially Amputates Hand When Machine Activates

Accident: 94992.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1227398.01504/25/2017Miami Steel Erectors Inc
At 11:45 a.m. on April 21, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection company, was working at a multiemployer construction site. He was releasing a jack after stressing a tendon. Employee #1's left hand was inside the jack of the post-tension equipment when the machine inadvertently activated, catching and cutting his hand. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a partial amputation of his left hand and lacerations to his second, third, and fourth finger.
Keywords: caught in, construction, finger, guard, machine guarding, amputation, laceration, hand, jack, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1227398.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers

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