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Accident: 96725.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Struck By Pipe'S Guardrail

Accident: 96725.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1243653.01506/28/2017Forterra Pipe & Precast, Llc
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on June 26, 2017, an employee was securing a roll of concrete wire to a manual holding device used to hold the roll of wire in position to allow wire to be pulled by production. The employee was inserting 3 inch OD by 9 feet 06 inch metal pipe inside a left support bracket used to position one side of a roll of concrete wire. The pipe end that the employee was holding was resting along a guardrail to help align and hold the weight of the pipe as it was being inserted into the left bracket. The bracket where the 3 inch pipe was being inserted fell as the employee was holding the end of the 3 inch pipe. The gravity of the pipe and bracket falling forced the employees left pinky finger to be struck by the 3 inch pipe against the guardrail resulting in amputation of the left end of pinky finger. The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Keywords: struck by, material handling, amputation, guardrail, caught between, falling object, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1243653.015 43 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation

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