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Accident: 104057.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Caught Between A Forklift And

Accident: 104057.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1274088.01510/31/2017Xpo Logistics
At 4:15 p.m. on October 2, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that process , physical distribution, and logistics consulting services. She was operating a powered industrial truck. She was attempting square off a pallet of smoke alarm display cases with a reach truck. With that done, she could set the load down on a shelf approximately 1.57 meters (5 feet, 2 inches) above the ground. As she s tarted backing up the lift with the load, the back portion of the lift, where sh e was positioned, whipped around in a 180-degree turn. When it did, she grabbed onto the vertical support bar for the lifts overhead protection device to brace herself. Her left hand was pinched between the bar and the shelf's horizontal s upport. She sustained an open displaced fracture of the distal phalanx on a fing er on her left hand and a partial amputation of the tip of the long (middle) fin ger on her left hand. She was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, backing up, caught between, finger, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, lost balance, rops, storage rack, unstable position, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1274088.015 58 F Hospitalized injury Assemblers

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