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Accident: 97263.015 - Employee Fractures Fingers W Hen Handling Truck Tire

Accident: 97263.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1231039.01505/09/2017Airtech Service
At 10:30 a.m. on April 10, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a heating and air conditioning contractor, was preparing to use a scissor lift to access and service a Mastercool evaporative cooler positioned at least 15 feet above grade. A large tractor tire was blocking access to the scissor lift. The tire weighed approximately 1,000 pounds, and measured approximately 76 inches in diameter and 26 inches wide. Employee #1 attempted to manually move the tire. As he was handling the tire, it fell against the scissor lift. Employee #1's right hand was caught between the tire and the scissor lift. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to his right hand's ring and middle fingers.
Keywords: tire, caught between, crushed, finger, hand, material handling, fracture, falling object, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1231039.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Fracture

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