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Accident: 170899454 - Employee'S Finger Crushed In Freight Handling Equipment

Accident: 170899454 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/16/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004252808/11/19974512Bax Global
On March 16, 1997, Employee #1 was moving air cargo containers, which was part of his regular work responsibilities. He was elevating a metal stop designed to limit the movement of the containers when he found that the center pivot pin around which the stop rotated was broken. As a result, he had to reach into the slot for the pin and manually put up the stop. During the process, a coworker on the opposite side moved the container, crushing Employee #1's index finger. He was transported to the hospital, where his finger was surgically amputated at the middle joint.
Keywords: amputated, finger, equipment failure, caught between, crushed, mech mat handling, containerized cargo, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120042528 Fatality Amputation Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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