Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170168413 - Employee'S Finger Amputated Between Brake Components
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|111901724||07/02/1991||2436||0||Roseburg Forest Products|
Abstract: Employee #1, a mechanic, was checking for air leaks on the brake air pot on a 966 loader. The loader was shut down to reduce noise in the work area and the air line on the 966 loader was hooked up to the mill air supply. Employee #1 went under the 966 to check for air leaks while another mechanic sat on the loader to activate the brakes. Communication was by oral command. Employee #1 and his helper miscommunicated and the brakes were applied when Employee #1 did not intend for them to be activated. His left index finger was caught between the brake cylinder rod and the brake slack adjuster and was amputated. The job is specialized and is only performed by mechanics. The air pot has to be operative to check it.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||111901724||Non Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Heavy equipment mechanics|