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Accident: 170068324 - Employee Injures Hand In Nip Point Of Forklift Bars

Accident: 170068324 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 11/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10445587811/10/19931751Taylor Made Enterprises
Employee #1 was removing cement rubble using a 1,500 lb capacity tilting hopper attached to the forks of a type E forklift. After positioning the truck in front of a dumpster, Employee #1 left his seat, stood up on the truck in order to reach with his hand between the vertical bars of the fork, and released a safety lever so that the hopper would dump. Employee #1 accidentally kicked the lever that controls fork movement with his foot, causing the vertical bars to move together with his hand between them.
Keywords: work rules, control lever, construction, industrial truck, nip point, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104455878 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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