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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Mammoet USA South, Inc in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

DATE: 02/22/18

An employee was un-tensioning a chain that was used to secure a crane counterweight to a trailer deck when the chain rolled and pinched the employee’s left index fingertip between it and the counterweight. The employee’s nailbed and ligament were damaged, requiring surgery.

Report ID 2018021826  
Date 02/22/2018  
UPA 1313078  
Primary NAICS 423860  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 4429 Finger(s), fingernail(s), n.e.c.
Source 4223 Chains, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 489 Vehicle and mobile equipment parts, n.e.c.
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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