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Accident: 97261.015 - Employee Leveling Catwalk Has Finger Amputated

Accident: 97261.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1247858.01507/18/2017Raveling Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on June 22, 2017, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by an industr ial equipment and services company, were working at a job site. They were taske d with re-leveling a catwalk and were using jacks to raise the catwalk so blocks could be added underneath. The catwalk had been raised 2 to 3 inches, and Empl oyee #1 was signaling under the catwalk, indicating where a block should go, whe n his right ring finger was amputated. Emergency services were called, and Empl oyee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the fi nger amputation.
Keywords: amputation, blocks, catwalk, caught between, construction, crushed, finger, installing, jack
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Maintenance or repair   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1247858.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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