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Accident: 202487062 - Employee'S Arm Is Injured By Vehicle Trash Compactor

Accident: 202487062 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/27/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12020680007/17/20084953Auburn Placer Disposal, Inc.
On May 27, 2008, Employee #1, a mechanic, was servicing a side loader mobile compaction vehicle in the maintenance area of a waste transfer station. The compactor on the vehicle was not compacting properly and was losing pressure. Apparently, to check the pressure and activate the compaction blade/platen, Employee #1 held down a limit switch, with his right arm in a hazardous area, while he reached to activate the "compact" control and the "retract" control for the compaction blade/platen. When the compaction blade was activated, it retracted and smashed Employee #1's right arm. Employee #1 was seriously injured and was hospitalized for 21 days.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, repair, vehicle, mechanic, waste proc fac, point of operation, trash compactor, struck by, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120206800 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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