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Accident: 170199533 - Employee'S Hand Crushed Between Chain And Roller On Forklift

Accident: 170199533 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 05/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11212259307/01/19911381Cleveland Drilling
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on May 22, 1991, Employee #1 was standing on a pallet with a 55-gallon barrel of trash as it was being raised by a forklift truck to the top of a 40 ft semi-trailer with 6 ft high sides. Employee #1 was to dump the contents of the barrel into the trash trailer. The forklift mast began to tip forward and Employee #1, feeling insecure, grasped the hoist chain with his left hand. The chain went over the mast pulley, crushing his hand. Employee #1 was taken to Westside Hospital in Taft, CA, and then transferred to Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, CA.
Keywords: chain, work rules, oil well drilling, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, pulley, hand, hoistline, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112122593 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drillers, oil well

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