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Accident: 96529.015 - Employee, Struck By Wood Beam, Incurs Finger Amputations

Accident: 96529.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1241779.01506/22/2017Davis Development Company, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on June 12, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a develo per of multifamily housing, were engaged in the construction of a wood-frame apa rtment building. They were setting a wooden beam on a 2nd floor balcony. Cowor ker #1 was on the ground floor, operating a forklift that was maneuvering the be am, which was supported by a nylon sling attached to the forklift's boom attachm ent. Employee #1 was positioned on the approximately 10-foot-high top plate and giving directions to Coworker #1. The forklift boom pressed against a wooden g uardrail above Employee #1, and the rail broke and fell, striking Employee #1's hard hat. Employee #1 fell back while trying to hold onto the beam with his lef t hand. The boom bounced after breaking the guardrail, and the beam held by the boom struck and smashed Employee #1's left hand. Employee #1 fell onto the flo or and landed on his back. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to his l eft hand's ring, middle and index fingers, with de-gloving that resulted in ampu tation of the tips of the middle and index fingers.
Keywords: aerial lift, amputation, beam, falling object, finger, fracture, guardrail, residential construction, struck by, wood erection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1241779.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters

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