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Accident: 202493896 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated On Dumpster And Truck

Accident: 202493896 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/23/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652013912/03/20124953Intermountain Disposal Inc.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on October 23, 2012, an employee was working as a garbage collector or waste collection driver in Sierraville, CA. His employer was a family-owned and -operated waste collection company. Employee #1 and his helper were pushing a dumpster onto the truck they had been assigned. The workers were manually pushing the dumpster onto the truck. There was no power to the truck, and it was parked and stationary. Employee #1 inadvertently put his hand in the wrong place, and his little finger was caught between the dumpster and the frame of the truck and amputated. The employer had an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) and operator training.

Keywords: garbage truck, amputated, finger, dumpster, caught between, truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316520139 Hospitalized injury Amputation Garbage collectors

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