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Accident: 108890.015 - Employee'S Legs Are Injured Between Hopper Door And Hydrauli

Accident: 108890.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1344260.01509/04/2018County Waste Systems, Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on July 6, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a waste hauler company, was freeing a jammed hydraulic cylinder on the hopper door that was on top of th e compactor on a front load garbage truck. While Employee #1 was freeing the hyd raulic cylinder, a co-worker activated the cylinder which opened the hopper door . Employee #1's legs were caught in a pinch point between the hopper door and a stationary support on top of the compactor body. His legs were injured which res ulted in the right leg being amputated below the knee at the hospital.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, garbage truck, hopper door, hydraulic cylinder, jammed, leg, lockout/tagout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1344260.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Garbage collectors

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