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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317231223 - Southwest Airlines Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 317231223Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 03/24/2014

Southwest Airlines Co
3665 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4729/Arrangement of Passenger Transportation, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 561599/All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
Mailing: 2702 Lovefield Drive, Dallas, TX 75235

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/24/2014
Close Case:04/29/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201079993Event: 02/24/2014Employee'S Finger Is Struck By Hitch And Is Amputated
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on February 24, 2014, Employee #1 was working at an airport and for an airline company. He was trying to hitch a baggage cart. As he lined up the hitch with his left hand, the hitch struck his middle finger and crushed it in between the hitch and the tow, causing the partial amputation of the finger. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was treated and hospitalized for the partial finger amputation.
Keywords: amputated, airport, finger, caught between, crushed, struck by, cart
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317231223 Hospitalized injury Amputation Baggage porters and bellhops

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