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Accident: 201498649 - Employee'S Fingers Is Caught And Amputated On Object

Accident: 201498649 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/25/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672761904/09/20144212Emadco Disposal Service, Inc.
At approximately 9:54 a.m. on February 25, 2014, Employee #1, a garbage collector, was conducting routine curbside garbage removal in a residential area. He stepped on the bin-bar of the garbage truck to examine the contents for what he believed to be a non-permitted item such as a solvent or paint can. As he inspected the content, he lost his balance and unintentionally grabbed onto a sharp object to keep from falling. The sharp object partially amputated his finger. Employee #1 was transported to a nearby medical facility, where he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: garbage truck, amputated, finger, caught by, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316727619 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Garbage collectors

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