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Accident: 131968.015 - Employee Amputates Finger In Trash Compactor

Accident: 131968.015 -- Report ID: 0253420 -- Event Date: 08/03/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1486917.01508/06/2020Borough Of Sayreville
At 10:30 a.m. on August 3, 2020, an employee was operating the HEIL DuraPack 500 0 Rear Loader compactor of a 2014 Volvo Garbage Truck when a piece of wood becam e wedged between the hopper and wall of the truck. While attempting to remove th e piece of wood, the employee's hand was pinched. The employee was hospitalized to treat an amputation of his right middle finger.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, finger, garbage truck, jammed, pinched, trash compactor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486917.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Garbage collectors

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