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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170784748 Event: 07/07/2013Employee Catches Finger In Wire Cage, Later Amputated
On July 7, 2013, Employee #1, with Miguel Espinoza Dba Future Ent., was dismounting from the trailer portion of his truck and trailer, after tying down his load of rocks. Employee #1 was holding the wire cage, as he descended from the trailer. His wedding ring caught on the cage, causing a severe de-gloving injury to his left ring finger, i.e., his finger was skeletonized by removal of most or all of the skin. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital and from there was airlifted to another hospital. Employee #1 was admitted overnight after the finger was surgically amputated. Employee #1 continued physical therapy and has not yet returned to work.
Keywords: personnel cage, amputated, finger, ring, construction, trailer truck, brick, skin, load line, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317245645 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, heavy

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