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Accident: 115732.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Working On Dump Truck

Accident: 115732.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1361853.01511/21/2018U.S. Waste Of California Inc

At 11:30 a.m. on November 8, 2018, an employee was working on a dump truck (LEA CH, WFL Front Loader, Unit #263376, License plate # 7973Y1, Type- FEL) to close the back door of the truck. He was trying to unjam the jammed the lock with a ha mmer and amputated his fingers. As he tried to push a pin by using a hammer and a metal bar, the pin got pushed up and the moving part on the right side came d own and his left middle and index finger were caught between the moving part and the fixed part causing crushing injury to his left index and middle finger. The employee's fingers were reattached and he was released the same day. The next d ay, he went back to Vista Clinic for a check-up. The doctor at the clinic told him to go to Loma Linda University Medical Center. On November 30, 2018, he went back to LLUMC and his left index finger was then amputated.

Keywords: amputated, caught in, dump truck, finger, jammed

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1361853.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Driver-sales workers

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