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Accident: 104103.015 - Employee Guiding Forklift Has Finger Amputated

Accident: 104103.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1303789.01503/23/2018Boiler Dynamics
At 8:15 a.m. on March 15, 2018, Employee #1 and his coworker, employed by a boil er services company, were installing a boiler at a feed plant. Employee #1 was guiding his coworker, who was operating a Caterpillar IT18F front end loader wit h forklift attachment and moving an economizer. The pallet on the front end loa der broke, and the forks moved up quickly. Employee #1's left middle finger was caught between the forks and the economizer and was amputated. Emergency servi ces were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treate d for the finger amputation and released the same day.
Keywords: aerial lift, amputation, boiler, caught between, construction, finger, front end loader, industrial truck, installing, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1303789.015 74 M Non Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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