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Accident: 115284.015 - Worker Suffers Partial Amputation When Finger Is Caught By C

Accident: 115284.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/11/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1388484.01503/26/2019Dgs Global Services, Llc
At 1:05 p.m. on March 11, 2019, an employee was working for firm that repaired a nd maintained commercial and industrial machinery and equipment. He was replacin g a battery pack on the E-cart. The battery pack weighed about 1,500 kilograms ( 3,300 pounds). He was maneuvering a chain that would be used to lift the battery with a forklift. He asked for assistance from workers who worked for the City o f Fresno. Two of those workers came over to assist the employee with using the f orklift, which was operated by a city worker. The chain they were using it was c risscrossed over the battery, and it was secured on the anchor points of the bat tery case. One of the city workers set the forks on the center of the mast to li ft the battery. The forklift operator started lifting the battery, but the left- hand side of the chain had some slack. The employee inadvertently reached out wi th his left hand to adjust the chain. At that point, the middle finger of his le ft hand became caught between the chain and the forks. He suffered the partial a mputation of the middle finger on his left hand. He was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, battery, caught between, chain, finger, forklift, forks, ind trk operator, industrial truck, maintenance, manual mat handling, material handling, mech mat handling, powered industrial vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1388484.015 34 M Non Hospitalized injury Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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