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Report: Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment at Coca Cola in Dallas, Texas

DATE: 02/12/16

An employee was working at the loading dock, lowering an automatic dock leveler to unload a trailer. The lift gate on the trailer was raised 4 to 6 inches above floor level when the dock leveler caught against the lift gate. When the employee reached down at the floor level to operate the switch that controls the lift gate, the leveler struck the employee’s left hand, breaking two fingers and causing severe lacerations.

Report ID 2016021324  
Date 02/12/2016  
UPA 1062703  
Primary NAICS 312111  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 440 Hand(s), unspecified
Source 6692 Ramps, loading docks, dock plates
Event 642 Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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