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Accident: 143682.015 - Employee Crushes Fingers While Fixing Tire, Finger Is Later

Accident: 143682.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/31/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1577988.01502/09/2022Greyson Equipment Co. Ltd

At 8:00 a.m. on January 31, 2022, an employee was tasked with putting an outer l ocking ring on a forklift rubber tire and rim. The employee finished placing the ring on the tire and was adjusted the ring fingers to mate with the outer locki ng ring. The employee began to press the outer locking ring into place with his fingers situated on the press ring to ensure he had clearance to set it. The pre ss ring (under pressure) sprung from under the press fingers and shot upwards (a pproximately 12 inches to the press head). The employee's fingers were still on the press ring when it shot up which caused his fingers to be crushed between th e press ring and the press head. The employee was taken to the hospital, where h e was kept overnight due to being on blood thinners. The employee was scheduled to have his left middle finger amputated at the first knuckle on February 16, 20 22.

Keywords: amputated, caught between, crushed, engineering controls, finger, high pressure, industrial truck, lack of engineering controls, machine operator, maintenance, powered industrial vehicle, pressure, repair, tire

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1577988.015 32 M Hospitalized injury

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