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Accident: 170764658 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Forklift Radiator Fan

Accident: 170764658 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 02/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12561301803/02/19990172Wine Growers Farming Co.
Employee #1 was repairing the governor on a 4,000 lb rubber-tired, propane-fueled Clark forklift, model #IT40B. He was working in the left rear corner with the engine open, trying to reduce its idling speed, when his hand became caught in the radiator fan, amputating almost half of his right index finger. Employee #1 did not shut off the forklift before beginning his repairs.
Keywords: amputated, fan, repair, automotive repair, finger, work rules, caught by, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125613018 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, farm workers

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