Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

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

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close