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Accident: 201064607 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Finger

Accident: 201064607 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/24/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078947604/08/20021794Cw Mcgrath Inc

At approximately 11:43 a.m. on October 24th, 2001, Employee #1 was transferring the cargo element of the transfer trailer from the dump truck to the cargo trailer. The cargo trailer is equipped with what can best be described as two tracks similar to those of a railroad. Earth haulers use equipment like this because it allows them to transport more cargo. The dump truck element has a cargo hold, and attached to a trailer is a secondary cargo hold that can be telescoped into the forward element once the dump truck drops its primary payload. Employee #1 was in the process of transferring the secondary cargo hold back to its trailer. Employee #1 reached in with his gloved hand to remove a chain he forgot to secure while the cargo hold was rolling along its tracks. The tip of Employee #1's index finger on his left hand was caught by the wheel that was rolling on its track. Employee #1 suffered the amputation of the finger tip and was hospitalized.

Keywords: wheel, amputated, finger, glove, crushed, dump truck, trailer
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300789476 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, heavy

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