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Accident: 100286.015 - Employee Amputates Thumb When Hand Is Pulled Into A Garbage

Accident: 100286.015 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1273729.01510/27/2017Unity Disposal And Recycling L.L.C.
At October 26, 2017, an employee was loading recycled paper materials into the r ear compactor of a garbage disposal truck while the sweep panel of the truck was in motion. The employee reached his hand into the hopper opening to push some paper materials further into the hopper and his right thumb was caught by the sw eeper before being pulled into the hopper. The employee was taken by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services to The Curtis National Hand Center located at U nion Memorial Hospital and was hospitalized with several crushed bones in his ri ght hand and thumb amputation.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, crushed, crushing, garbage truck, hand, sweeper, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1273729.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Waste/Debris Collector

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