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Accident: 200330272 - Employee'S Leg Amputated In Trash Compactor

Accident: 200330272 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 01/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11333358701/20/19995093Python'S Recycling Of Sioux Falls
Employee #1 was unclogging a refuse compactor/baler when he fell into the machine. The compactor cycled, amputating his right leg just below the knee.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, clogged, trash compactor, fall, fall protection, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113333587 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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