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Accident: 201164068 - Employee'S Finger Lacerated When Struck By Falling Container

Accident: 201164068 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/18/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12610818207/22/20024512American Airlines Inc
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on July 18, 2002, Employee #1 was serving as a crew leader of a team that consisted of a loader, a driver, and a utility man. They were at the runway apron at Gate Number 47B at the LAX airport. They were off-loading inbound flight Number 284 from Honolulu when the last loaded LD3 baggage container got stuck to the dolly. The crew pushed and pulled to dislodge the baggage container. Employee #1 was pushing the load with one hand and holding the lock with his other hand when the container suddenly dropped, pinning his hand against the dolly. He deeply lacerated his left index finger and was hospitalized.
Keywords: airport, baggage conveyor, finger, pinned, caught by, laceration, manual mat handling, fall, struck by, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126108182 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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