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Accident: 95896.015 - Employee Operating Pallet Jack Incurs Finger Amputation

Accident: 95896.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1217590.01503/16/2017Lt Foods Americas Inc.

At 10:15 a.m. on March 3, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a foods supplier, was o perating an electric pallet jack. He was backing up when he tried to stop by li fting the control handle. The handle became stuck on the bottom of a stacked pa llet that was approximately 4 feet high. Employee #1's right little finger beca me caught between the pallet jack control handle and the bottom of the stacked p allet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the h ospital. He was treated for the partial amputation of his finger and then disch arged.

Keywords: amputated, backing up, caught between, control lever, finger, guard, jack, pallet, palletized cargo, speeding

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1217590.015 58 M Non Hospitalized injury Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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