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Accident: 102055.015 - Employee Fractured Finger While Loading Dumpster Into A Garb

Accident: 102055.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 12/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1286655.01501/09/2018Area Disposal Service, Inc.
At 6:45 a.m. on December 29, 2017, an employee was emptying a 2-yard dumpster into a rear loading garbage truck. The employee lost control of the 2-yard dumpster when it impacted ice when returning it to its enclosure. The employees finger was caught between the dumpster trunnion bar and the garbage truck resulting in a fracture to the lefty pinky finger. Employee required surgery and hospitalization as a result of this injury.
Keywords: garbage truck, fracture, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1286655.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Garbage collectors

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