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Accident: 202584777 - Employee Hand Is Caught By Containers, Suffers Amputation

Accident: 202584777 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/30/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060504312/02/20084789Eagle Intermodal Services Inc
At approximately 10:45 p.m. on October 30, 2008, Employee #1, a new ground man, was assisting a crane operator in loading containers on the railway cars. The crane operator was operating a "TAYLOR, Model Number T0408" gantry crane Number 9 to double stack containers on railway cars at the West end of the Track Number 212, located in the railroad yard. The crane operator had lifted up a second container, Number 210794, to stack it on the top of an already loaded container, Number 243048, on a railway car. During stacking, the crane operator was leveling the second container when Employee #1 climbed up the railway car and began walking on its catwalk. At that time Employee #1 lost his balance and tried to prevent him from falling off the railway car by grabbing the first container's top west-edge with his left gloved hand and pinched his hand between both containers. Employee #1 sustained crushing injury to his left middle and index fingers. Employee #1 was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Surgery was performed at the hospital and Employee #1 was hospitalized for less than 24 hours.
Keywords: finger, glove, caught between, crushed, containerized cargo, lost balance, hand, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310605043 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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