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Report: Struck by object or equipment, unspecified at Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture in El Paso, Texas

DATE: 08/29/17

A crew was offloading T-wall panels using a spreader bar and a loader. Two employees were assisting with the rigging while the loader operator positioned the loader. While the employees were connecting the second piece of rigging, the tension from the rigging attachment gave way, causing the spreader bar to strike the injured employee’s hands, fracturing the left index and middle fingers and dislocating the right thumb.

Report ID 2017088313  
Date 08/29/2017  
UPA 1258650  
Primary NAICS 236220  
Nature 1834 Fractures and dislocations
Part of Body 4429 Finger(s), fingernail(s), n.e.c.
Source 439 Hoisting accessories, n.e.c.
Event 620 Struck by object or equipment, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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