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Accident: 201078888 - Firefighter Sustains Amputation In Training Exercise

Accident: 201078888 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/02/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534830004/17/20139224City Of Oceanside
At 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, an employee was working as a full-time, regular employee of the City of Oceanside, CA, fire department. The Oceanside Fire Training Department was conducting training exercises. The employee was engaged in ladder drills and training, when he lost control of the ladder. It came down on his hand and amputated the little finger on his left hand. The employee was taken to the medical facility at the University of California, San Diego, where he was hospitalized for 24 hours. The incident was reported to the Division at 3:34 p.m. that same day.
Keywords: firefighter, amputated, finger, ladder, struck by, falling object, fire truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315348300 Hospitalized injury Amputation Firefighting occupations

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