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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170720486 Event: 05/11/1993Employee Crushes Finger Between Boom Stop And Cross Brace
On May 11, 1993, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Employee #1, an experienced bending crew member, was standing beside a side boom tractor (crane). He inadvertently placed his hand on the A-frame cross brace with his middle finger across the top and wrapped over the tractor side of the brace. When the operator boomed up, Employee #1's finger was crushed by a 1 1/4 diameter boom stop rod. Employee #1 admitted that he knew better than to place his finger in such a position.
Keywords: crane boom, finger, work rules, construction, caught between, crushed, brace, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119681047 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 119681047 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction trades, n.e.c.

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