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Accident: 957043 - Employee'S Hand Crushed Between Pry Bar And Metal Guardrail

Accident: 957043 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/14/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11174829905/13/19933275Domtar Gypsum
At approximately 7:45 p.m. on or about April 14, 1993, Employee #1 was removing a shim (1 in. metal piece) from the frame of a scissor lift. He was using a 7 in. pry bar to dislodge the weld tacks. The lift platform suddenly descended, striking the pry bar and crushing Employee #1's left middle finger between the pry bar and the lift's metal guardrail. The lift platform was supported by a 4 by 4 wooden block; however, the block obviously had not prevented inadvertent movement of the platform. Employee #1 was subsequently transferred to Davies Hospital in San Francisco where he underwent microscopic surgery. He sustained a nearly amputated middle finger on the left hand.
Keywords: safety block, amputated, guardrail, unsecured, finger, caught between, crushed, aerial lift, pry bar
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111748299 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial machinery repairers

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