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Accident: 170732994 - Employee'S Hand Injured Between Pallet Jack And Stairway

Accident: 170732994 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/10/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989584510/30/19952752Riverside County Publishing Co

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on July 10, 1996, Employee #1, of Riverside County Publishing Co., was operating a loaded, motorized pallet jack in the bindery department. As he removed the loaded pallet and began a 90 degree turn, he ran into the underside of a steel stairway and his right hand became caught between the pallet jack handle and the stairway. His hand was wedged between the two objects, and he could not release his grip on the handle control. He sustained severe lacerations to the palm side of his right thumb and to his right middle fingertip and was hospitalized.

Keywords: clearance, stair, finger, work rules, thumb, caught between, laceration, sharp turn, walk-behind forklift, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119895845 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine feeders and offbearers

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