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Accident: 202045043 - Employee Amputed Arm While Inspecting J-Bar Lift

Accident: 202045043 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 03/05/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30553812603/10/20057999Burke Mountain Operating Company
On March 5, 2005, Employee #1 was engaged in the maintenance of the J-Bar Lift at the Burke Mountain Ski Area. Employee #1 was applying grease to the ring and pinion gear of the lift drive system. Employee #1 failed to properly shut down and lockout the lift while applying the grease with the lift was in operation. At some point during this action, the gears caught the grease gun at the mesh point and pulled the gun and Employee #1's right forearm into the operating gears. Employee #1 suffered serious injury to the arm and hand, and was admitted to the hospital. He received treatment, which included amputation of the arm, below the elbow.
Keywords: amputated, forearm, caught between, arm, gear, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305538126 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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