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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Continental Alloys in Spring, Texas

DATE: 03/05/20

An employee was loading up a stall with a crane on an exterior crane to a building. The employee’s left pinky finger was caught between pieces of steel; the pinky finger was broken and tendons were lacerated on the pinky and ring fingers. The employee was hospitalized for surgery.

Report ID 2020032135  
Date 03/05/2020  
UPA 1550475  
Primary NAICS 423510  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 4420 Finger(s), fingernail(s), unspecified
Source 40 Parts and materials, unspecified
Secondary Source 3430 Cranes, unspecified
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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