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Accident: 103498.015 - Employee Amputates Toe When His Foot Was Caught In The Gear

Accident: 103498.015 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 01/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1291953.01502/01/20184953317719465 - City Of Seaside
At 3:30 p.m. on January 29, 2018, Employee #1, a maintenance employee, was working on the dryer. He was standing on the top of the dryer, tightening bolts. The guard to the gear shaft was removed as part of the maintenance job and his pant leg became caught on a bolt. This caused his leg to shift, and his left foot slipped into the gear shaft of the dryer and was crushed. The fire department was summoned and they removed portions of the employee's boot from the gear shaft. The employee was transported to a nearby hospital where he had his left big toe amputated. The skin on the second toe was damaged and the toe nail on the third toe needed to be removed as well. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: caught in, bolt, gear, amputated, shaft, toe, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1291953.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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