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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1379026.015 - Clarke County Hospital

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1379026.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 02/18/2019

Clarke County Hospital
800 S Fillmore Stnull
Osceola, IA 50213
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Mailing: 800 S Fillmore Stnull, Osceola, IA 50213

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/18/2019
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputateClose Case:05/09/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1425244 Yes  
 Inspection1383927 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,804 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,804
Current Penalty $4,804 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,804
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 04/25/2019 $4,804 $4,804 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 113678.015Event: 02/06/2019Employee Amputates Finger While Helping To Remove Surgical L
At 11:45 a.m. on February 6, 2019, Employee #1 was helping a coworker with the r emoval of the PRIMA Surgical Light assembly from the ceiling. was relieving the spring tension on the lower suspension arm with both hands. His left hand was p ositioned on the hinge with his ring finger inside, while his right hand was pos itioned on the lower suspension arm brace. Employee #1 was supporting the lower suspension arm of the surgical light (PRIMA Surgical Light), while the coworker unscrewed the upper supporting arm attachment screws out of the sleeve. When th e attachment came apart, the under tension spring supporting the actuating arm c ame closed on Employee #1's left ring finger that was inside the hinge. Employee #1 sustained an amputation of the left ring finger and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, finger, hand, lighting fixture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1379026.015 Hospitalized injury

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