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Accident: 201345220 - Employee Sustains Amputation While Moving Railcar

Accident: 201345220 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 08/06/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31280286108/25/20095153Frontier Ag, Inc.
On August 6, 2009, two employees were moving railcars to be loaded. Employee #1 was assigned to control the brakes on the last railcar. The other employee was using a cable-type railcar puller. After Employee #1 disconnected the cable, he ascended the ladder on the moving railcar. His foot slipped off the ladder, and he was pulled into a wheel. Employee #1 was airlifted to Wichita Trauma Center, where he was admitted for severe injuries to his foot, including an unspecified amputation.
Keywords: wheel, amputated, ladder, railroad car, slip, caught by, fixed ladder, riding on equipment, run over, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312802861 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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