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Accident: 201095999 - Employee'S Legs Amputated In Baler

Accident: 201095999 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 10/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618379710/08/20024953Paradise Recycling
At 11:18 a.m. on October 8, 2002, Employee #1 of Paradise Recycling was operating a baler at a recycling plant when it became jammed. He attempted to unjam the unit by climbing into the chamber and kicking away some of the product. The unit unjammed and forced Employee #1 to come in contact with the ram, amputating both of his legs just above the ankles. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, jammed, baler, ankle, leg, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126183797 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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