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Accident: 103305.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip In A Tailgate Chain

Accident: 103305.015 -- Report ID: 0152300 -- Event Date: 11/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280518.01511/30/2017Mid Coast Solid Waste Corporation
At 12:15 p.m. on November 29, 2017, Employee #1 noticed that a customer was stru ggling to open the dump body tailgate of a Heil Model YB2YD8, Serial number N 90 T245424 that was mounted to a Chevy 3500 truck with Maine Municipal License Plat es, Number 406-590. The dump body was loaded with small diameter trees and assoc iated branches. Employee #1 pushed on the tailgate, and with his right hand chan ged the length of the dump body tailgate chain attached to the latch hook. When the tailgate was opened, the employee's right index finger became caught in the tailgate chain, amputating the tip of his finger. There was also damage noted to the tailgate that interfered with the proper function of the tailgate pivoting that may have caused the tailgate to spring open.
Keywords: amputated, caught in, chain, dump truck bed, finger, tailgate, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1280518.015 55 M Non Hospitalized injury

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