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Accident: 170070700 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught By Boxes Or Forklift

Accident: 170070700 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12736472704/03/19963221Scientific Specialties Service, Inc.
Employee #1 was reorganizing a warehouse containing 12 ft high, 3-tier, open metal racks that were used for storage and inventory. A coworker was using a Schrenk Industries forklift to raise Employee #1 so he could close the doors on a brown oven on an upper rack. Employee #1 was standing on a wooden skid with no safety platform or fall protection device when the operator suddenly moved the forklift, causing Employee #1 to lose his balance. His right hand was injured when it became wedged between two boxes or when it became caught in the booms of the forklift. Employee #1 was driven to the hospital by a coworker.
Keywords: work rules, riding on equipment, caught between, industrial truck, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, lost balance, hand, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127364727 Hospitalized injury Puncture Janitors and cleaners

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