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Accident: 201103124 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated When Caught In Latch Unit

Accident: 201103124 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 04/18/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584223709/05/20024953Cal Sierra Disposal Inc
At approximately 5:00 a.m. on April 18, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing a two-yard refuse container to latch it to a rear-end loader at Columbia Airport pick-up site in Columbia, California. When Employee #1 and the coworker positioned the container, a little finger of Employee #1's left hand was caught between the container and the container latch unit. Employee #1 sustained amputation of fingertip. He was taken to Sonora Community Hospital for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, airport, air conditioner, finger, caught between, loader, containerized cargo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125842237 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Garbage collectors

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