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Accident: 998500 - Employee'S Hand Amputated By Falling Beam

Accident: 998500 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 02/24/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10777980303/17/19881799Carl Bolander & Sons, Inc.
At approximately 12:35 p.m. on February 24, 1988, Employee #1 was adjusting and setting the knife and linkage system under a 30 foot support beam while erecting a large, tandem truck scale. A hook from an I/H boom truck was hooked to the outside flange of the steel beam and lifted so that Employee #1 could set the links. The boom operator was instructed to lower the beam. The hook apparently twisted off the flange and the beam fell on Employee #1's right wrist, crushing and amputating the hand at the wrist.
Keywords: beam, amputated, hoisting mechanism, work rules, equipment failure, crushed, struck by, set up, falling object, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107779803 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c.

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