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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Veolia Water North America in Kenner, Louisiana

DATE: 06/30/15

A new employee was observing an experienced employee on how to connect a yard mule to a dump trailer. The fifth wheel on the yard mule and the king pin on the trailer did not engage. The driver did not realize that they did not engage and the injured employee was caught between the cab and the trailer. The injured employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2015064230  
Date 06/30/2015  
UPA 997389  
Primary NAICS 924110  
Nature 10 Traumatic injuries and disorders, unspecified
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 869 Off-road or industrial vehicle-powered, n.e.c
Secondary Source 483 Trailers
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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