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Accident: 202614194 - Worker Fractures Shoulder With Moving Bade On Garbage Truck

Accident: 202614194 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 12/23/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31595025312/27/20114212Portland Disposal & Recycling Inc
Employee #1, a 36-year-old male with Portland Disposal & Recycling Inc., was checking the micro switch on the garbage truck compactor system due to the blade not stopping in the correct location. Employee #1 tripped the micro switch and that activated the blade to return. The blade caught his arm and broke the collar bone and fractured his shoulder. Employee #1 was hospitalized as a result of this event.
Keywords: fracture, garbage truck, shoulder, lockout, trash compactor, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315950253 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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