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Accident: 170197313 - Employee'S Finger Severed When Struck By Metal Racks

Accident: 170197313 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11189418406/17/19915411Safeway Stores
At around 5:30 a.m. on April 22, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker, of Safeway Stores, Inc., were moving a stack of damaged metal racks using two dollies and a pallet truck. Employee #1 was operating the pallet truck, which pushed the stack of metal racks to the loading dock. As the front dolly dropped off the edge of the loading dock, the metal racks raised at the rear end, striking Employee #1's left hand at the pallet truck and severing his ring finger. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco for treatment.
Keywords: severed, finger, storage rack, struck by, walk-behind forklift, falling object, loading dock, cart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111894184 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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