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Accident: 201485034 - Employee Amputates Finger While Readjusting Floor Scrubber

Accident: 201485034 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 09/02/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12577840710/01/20025411Safeway, Inc.
On September 2, 2002, an employee raised the lid of a commercial floor scrubber to readjust the unit. The lid fell backward onto his right hand, amputating the tip of his middle finger. The employee was hospitalized for two days, and reattachment of his fingertip was unsuccessful.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, cover, unsecured, finger, cleaning, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125778407 Hospitalized injury Amputation Stock and inventory clerks

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