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Accident: 200772101 - Employee'S Hand Is Crushed By Blade Of Garbage Truck

Accident: 200772101 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30382434608/28/20024212Acme Waste Systems Inc.
On or about August 28, 2002, Employee #1, of Acme Waste Systems, Inc., was loading garbage into the back of a truck when a coworker activated the packing blade, crushing Employee #1's hand. Apparently, two coworkers left Employee #1 alone after his injury to finish collecting garbage on the street. He was subsequently hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: garbage truck, work rules, caught between, crushed, communication, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303824346 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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