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Accident: 202507356 - Forklift Operator Amputates Finger While Dumping Hopper

Accident: 202507356 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/07/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31107497511/10/20093297Brand Energy Services Of California, Inc.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on October 7, 2009, Employee #1, a laborer at a facility that processes refractory materials, was operating a forklift carrying either a Wright or an Apex 3.5-cubic-yard hopper. He was dumping the hopper, when he placed the middle finger of his left hand in a pinch zone while operating a lever. His finger was caught, and Employee #1 was transported to John Muir Medical Center, where his finger was amputated.
Keywords: amputated, ind trk operator, finger, control lever, caught between, industrial truck, mech mat handling, nip point, hand, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311074975 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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