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Accident: 201059748 - Employee Amputates Toe When Struck By Access Hatch Cover

Accident: 201059748 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/28/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30716482205/11/20057349Developers Diversified Realty
On April 28, 2005, Employee #1, a maintenance engineer at a shopping mall, and a coworker were lifting a 600-lb metal-framed concrete underground vault floor access hatch door, using a metal floor grate lifting hook that measured about 1.5-feet wide by 2-feet long in order to allow contractors access. The lifting hook opened up, causing the door to fall on Employee #1's right foot. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for his injury. The contractors had placed 2 inch by 4 inch wooden boards under the door, which prevented Employee #1's foot from being amputated; however, his entire right large toe was amputated. The accident investigation revealed that the employer operated equipment under dangerous load or stress conditions.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, hoisting mechanism, hatch, work rules, struck by, toe, falling object, mech malfunction, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307164822 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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