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Accident: 201956216 - Employee'S Arm Is Injured When Sucked Up By Vacuum

Accident: 201956216 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 07/16/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31491300509/29/20107349C&K Industrial Services, Inc.
On July 16, 2010, Employee #1, a vacuum truck operator, was assigned to rake and clean up cigarette butts around a smoking area shed. She was using a large industrial vacuum truck to vacuum the material up. Employee #1 stated that she was shaking out gravel from the hose when it whipped around and struck her arm. The employer stated that the hose does not whip around. Employee #1 was an experienced operator and had been performing the job for approximately four years. She had been trained and instructed to keep hands and body clear of vacuum inlets. Employee #1 was hospitalized with injuries to her arm.
Keywords: vacuum cleaner, struck by, arm, motor vehicle, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314913005 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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