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Accident: 99463.015 - Worker'S Finger Cut Becomes Infected And Requires Treatment

Accident: 99463.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1260314.01508/31/2017Prime Mechanical Service, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on August 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an air conditioning and heating contractor, was working at a building job site. He was getting a temperature reading of the building's HVAC system. He removed the temperature gauge from the suction line, which involved removing the electrical tape. In so doing, he sustained a cut to his left hand middle finger when it came into contact with the outer part of the HVAC unit. Initially, Employee #1 considered the cut minor. However, two weeks later he required treatment when the cut became infected. He received hospital treatment for a bacterial infection and finger cellulitis.
Keywords: air conditioner, laceration, maintenance, infection, test equipment, finger, heater, material handling, construction, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1260314.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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