Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14201453 - Employee'S Finger Amputated During Forklift Repair
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|14869374||05/10/1984||2037||Trappe Packing Corp|
At about 8:00 a.m., Employee #1, a maintenance man, and Employee #2, a mechanic, at Trappe Packing Corporation, put an Allis Chalmers forklift, Model FP40-242PS, serial number 65820, on a ramp to repair a leaking seal at the bottom of the cylinder. Blocking the wheels of the forklift, they raised the carriage and blocked it. At 11:30 a.m., Employee #2 left the job site to get new parts, which he was unable to procure. Lacking new parts, Employee #2 returned and instructed Employee #1 to re-install the old parts. Though the forklift and carriage remained blocked, Employee #1 jacked-up the slider for ease of installation. As Employee #1 was re-installing the parts and tightening them, the slider slipped off the jack, came down on his hand, and amputated the end of his middle finger. Employee #1 was flown to University Hospital. His finger was re-attached.
|1||14869374||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Machinery maintenance occupations|