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Accident: 100969.015 - Employee Involved In Truck Maintenance Has Six Fingers Amput

Accident: 100969.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1278968.01511/21/2017Ballard Contractors, Inc.

At 6:00 p.m. on November 9, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a con struction company, were working at the employer's location. Coworker #1 was doi ng maintenance work on a company pump truck and replacing the seals of a piston, and Employee #1 was assisting. As Employee #1 held the piston cup with both ha nds, the hydraulic cylinder engaged, and Employee #1's fingers were caught betwe en the piston cup and the sleeve cylinder. Three fingers from each hand were am putated. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputation of six fingers.

Keywords: amputation, caught between, construction, construction vehicle, finger, hydraulic cylinder, maintenance, piston, truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1278968.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Skidsteer/Bobcat

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