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Accident: 108508.015 - Employee Sustains Injection Of Grease Through Skin

Accident: 108508.015 -- Report ID: 0950653 -- Event Date: 08/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340999.01508/20/2018Chandler Aggregates Inc
At 10:15 a.m. on August 16, 2018, Employee #1 was lubing the pivot joints on the CAT 745 Haul Truck from the ground level. The employee, wearing gloves, was connecting the end of the high pressure lube line from the service truck onto the extended grease line zerk fitting, positioned over the rear passenger side of the CAT 745 Haul Truck. Upon inserting the lube line onto the zerk fitting, Employee #1 squeezed the handle to dispense grease through the 120 psi line. The extended line with the zerk fitting moved away, allowing the high-pressure lube line to inject grease through the skin of Employee #1's left thumb. The high-pressure injection of grease through the skin and into the underlying tissues of Employee #1's left thumb resulted in hospitalization.
Keywords: skin, thumb, glove, lubricating fluid, high pressure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1340999.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Other Machinery maintenance occupations

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