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Accident: 202315685 - Employee Amputates Fingers While Operating Loader

Accident: 202315685 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/28/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132587412/22/20051771Garcia Concrete Construction
On November 28, 2005, Employee #1 was operating a skid-steer loader. As he took a load of backfill material up to a retaining wall, the unit (no suspension) pitched and rocked. Employee reacted and thrust his hand toward the retaining wall. His hand was caught between the structure and the retaining wall, and three of his fingers were crushed and amputated. One of the fingers could not be saved. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, wall, finger, caught between, crushed, retaining wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301325874 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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