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Accident: 201175718 - Employee Amputates Finger

Accident: 201175718 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/10/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12019934407/13/20049631Sutter Yuba Mosquito & Vector Control Dist.

On June 10, 2004, Employee #1, a mosquito control aid, was attempting to apply pesticide to a storm drain catch basin. For some reason, the lid came down and smashed his left middle finger. Employee #1 lifted the lid with a steal bar and proceeded to prop the lid up with a pesticide bar. The lid slipped a second time and landed on his hand. He pulled his hand away, with the glove stuck between the lid and the street, and realized that the lid had crushed his hand. Employee #1 notified his supervisor of the incident, and he was transported to Comp Care Center in Marysville, California. Employee #1's left tip of his middle finger was amputated.

Keywords: manhole cover, amputated, finger, caught between, crushed, hand, pesticide

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120199344 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Technicians, n.e.c.

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