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Accident: 202527842 - Employee Amputates Foot When Stuck By Trailer Tongue

Accident: 202527842 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 04/18/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31165587205/22/20081799Mde Electric Co.
On April 18, 2008, Employee #1 and coworkers were unloading a forklift from an equipment trailer. The tongue jack was overloaded and tore from the frame rail, striking Employee #1's foot. His foot was seriously injured. He was transported to a medical center, where he received surgical treatment, including the amputation of the foot and was hospitalized.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, amputated, overloaded, industrial truck, struck by, trailer, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311655872 Hospitalized injury Amputation Stock handlers and baggers

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