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Accident: 99257.015 - Airline Baggage Handler Sustains Partial Amputation Of Finge

Accident: 99257.015 -- Report ID: 0936300 -- Event Date: 09/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1264316.01509/18/2017United Airlines, Inc.
At 11:05 a.m. on September 12, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that provided scheduled air passenger transportation, a commercial airline. He was transferring passenger baggage from an airplane to a baggage cart. The carrier conducted a later investigation of the incident. The employee was disconnecting the third baggage in a train of carts from the fourth baggage cart in that train. He orally told a coworker who was working as the tug operator to move the tug forward. At the time, he had not cleared his hands from the tow hitch unit. The tip of the index finger on his right had got cut by or caught between parts of the tow hitch unit or mechanism. He sustained the partial amputation of the fingertip. The report was not clear on whether or not he was hospitalized.
Keywords: tractor, airport, amputated, caught between, aircraft, ind trk operator, manual mat handling, amputation, industrial truck, material handling, finger, baggage conveyor, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1264316.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Baggage porters and bellhops

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