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Accident: 170731608 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Truck Ramp

Accident: 170731608 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 05/24/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025774606/01/19955193Monrovia Nursery Co.
At about 3:30 p.m. on May 24, 1995, Employee #1, of Monrovia Nursery Co., was teaching a coworker how to use a steel loading and unloading ramp at the back of a semi-truck parked in dock no. 42A of the company. The ramp is controlled manually by a switch located on one side of the truck. Employee #1 had his right hand on the control and his left hand in the bottom latch area when his finger got caught in a lever and ramp plate after the ramp failed to function properly when he wanted to put it away. The top phalange of his left little finger was cut off and could not be reattached. Employee #1 stated he received no training in the operation of ramps on semi-trucks.
Keywords: amputated, ramp, finger, work rules, control lever, caught by, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120257746 Hospitalized injury Amputation Nursery workers

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