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Accident: 201074929 - Falling Baler Crushes Three Fingers And Amputates One

Accident: 201074929 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/17/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268199203/23/20105411Liva Distributors Inc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on February 17, 2010, Employee #1 was working for Liva Distributors, a small supermarket serving the area of San Ysidro, CA. The company had been in business for the past ten years; it had 30 full-time employees and ran two shifts. An anonymous caller stated a baler had fallen on Employee #1's right hand, crushing three fingers and amputating the fingertip of the third digit. The store's manager took Employee #1 to Scripps Mercy Hospital. The employer failed to report the injury to the Division as mandated.
Keywords: amputated, finger, crushed, baler, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312681992 Hospitalized injury Amputation Stock and inventory clerks

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