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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 112610.015 Event: 03/31/2018Employee'S Finger, Crushed By Falling Counterweights, Is Amp
At 3:30 a.m. on March 31, 2018, Employee #1 was removing scaffolding from a work site. During the dismantling process, the wire rope assembly that held counterw eights failed, and the counterweights fell and crushed the employee's finger. E mergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. Treatment involved amputation of his finger. He was released without hospitali zation.
Keywords: amputation, construction, counterbalance, crushed, dismantling, equipment failure, falling object, finger, scaffold, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1371383.015 Hospitalized injury Carpenters

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