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Accident: 202531034 - Employee Amputates Fingertip When Caught In Trash Bin

Accident: 202531034 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364452801/13/20124953Consolidated Disposal Service
At approximately 2:20 p.m. on December 12, 2011, Employee #1, an employee of Consolidated Disposal Service, was pushing a full trash bin towards a full, stationary, trash bin. Employee #1 and a coworker were organizing two full trash bins in a line. The full trash bins were to be lifted into the rear of a trash truck. Employee #1 lost control of the full trash bin he was pushing and it came into contact with the stationary trash bin. Material in the trash bin Employee #1 was pushing included hard plastic milk containers. The hard plastic milk containers shifted when the trash bins made contact and pinched the fingers of Employee #1's right hand against the trash bin's inner wall and the containers. Employee #1's right index finger was amputated. Employee #1 was treated at US Health Works. The fingertip could not be reattached. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: garbage truck, amputated, finger, caught between, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313644528 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Garbage collectors

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