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Accident: 142894.015 - Employee Is Caught In Auger, Suffers Multiple Amputations

Accident: 142894.015 -- Report ID: 0551702 -- Event Date: 01/18/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1573522.01501/20/2022Shelby County Highway Department

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on January 18, 2022, Employee #1 and Employee #2, emp loyed by a county highway department, were working in the beds of two large dump trucks to clean sand and salt from the beds of the truck. Employee #1 was in th e bed of Truck 16 with the rear discharge auger for the spreader engaged and tur ning. Employee #1 mis-stepped, causing Employee #1's left foot to get caught in the auger. The auger left a full-thickness avulsion injury to the left foot incl uding the amputation of four toes. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, subsequently flown via helicopter to a second hospital, admitted and treated for reconstructive surgery.

Keywords: amputation, auger, auger mechanism, avulsion, caught in, dump truck, dump truck bed, foot, highway, toe
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1573522.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer

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