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Accident: 111270.015 - Employee Receives Finger Amputation Injury While Attaching T

Accident: 111270.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1362072.01511/26/2018General Construction Works, Inc
At 6:45 a.m. on October 20, 2018, an employee attempted to connect a trailer to the work truck to start the days work. The employee backed the truck up to the t railer to the point he felt contact with the trailer. The employee then went to the hitch to connect the trailer and found the hitch had rocks in it. Since it w as still dark, the employee used his cell phones flashlight to see while using his left index finger to push the rocks out of the hitch. At some point, the tra iler hitch dropped down onto the ball with the employee's finger still inside. T he employee's finger received a crushing injury and amputated the left index fin ger. The employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, crushed, finger, pickup truck, rock, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1362072.015 22 M Non Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy

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