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Accident: 99506.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Caught In Crane Block'S Pinch Point And A

Accident: 99506.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1235162.01505/22/2017Progressive Forestry
At 1:00 p.m. on May 15, 2017, an employee was assisting a coworker with setting up the guy wires for a Link Belt LS98 Yarder while laying out some chainsaws and chokers. The coworker told the employee that the dogs for the guyline winch wou ld not go in and the employee needed to use a pipe wrench to fix the problem. Th e employee climbed onto the yarder and was hanging onto the gantry cables when t he coworker raised the cranes boom, catching the employees left hand in a pinc h point and amputated several fingers. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, crane block, crane boom, finger, lockout/tagout, logging, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1235162.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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