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Accident: 170110886 - Employee'S Leg Amputated After Pinned By Sliding Dolly

Accident: 170110886 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 02/04/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10754062702/04/19934512Northwest Airlines, Incorporated
On February 2, 1993, Employee #1 was standing adjacent to an opened overhead door waiting to close it as a series of four dollies cleared the doorway. As the fourth dolly, towed by a Bobcat, approached the doorway, the left front portion of the dolly struck a vertical post on the left. The impact forced the dolly to slide across the width of the opening, striking Employee #1's right calf and pinning his leg against the vertical post on the right. The severity of the injury to his calf muscles necessitated the amputation of Employee #1's right leg just below the knee.
Keywords: amputated, pinned, struck by, cart, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107540627 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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