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Accident: 511436 - Garbage Man'S Arm Severely Lacerated By Broken Planter

Accident: 511436 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11192169809/13/19914953Turlock Scavenger Co.
On July 8, 1991, Employee #1, a garbage collector for Turlock Scavenger Co. with two weeks experience, picked up a pottery planter left with a garbage can at a residence. As he lifted the container, it fell apart and a sharp fragment slashed his arm across the inside of his elbow, severing an artery and tendons. The garbage truck operator radioed the dispatcher, then applied pressure above the employee's wound. The paramedics quickly arrived and transported Employee #1 to Emanuel Medical Center.
Keywords: severed, tendon, inexperience, laceration, manual mat handling, arm, artery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111921698 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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