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Accident: 96841.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Caught Between Cable Hook And Dumpster

Accident: 96841.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1244594.01507/05/2017Carter-Miller Services Inc.
At 7:00 a.m. on June 13, 2017, an employee was dumping a six cubic yard dumpster into the back of a garbage truck. The employee grabbed the cable hook to remove it from the dumpster. There was not enough slack in the cable to remove the hoo k. While the employee was holding onto the hook, the dumpster moved and the empl oyee's left ring finger was caught between the hook and the dumpster hook point. The employee pulled his hand out of the pinch point and the end of the finger w as amputated.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, chain, dumpster, finger, garbage truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244594.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Garbage collectors

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