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Accident: 201103389 - Employee'S Finger Tip Is Amputated While Changing Battery

Accident: 201103389 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014345812/06/20024225Longs Drugs Stores
At approximately 8:45 p.m. on July 24, 2002, Employee #1 was using a battery hoist to change a battery on a pallet jack. The adjustment hook on the battery hoist was out of alignment. As he held the battery to line up into the battery compartment, the adjustment hook set into place, causing the battery to shift and swing. When Employee #1 moved to grab and steady the battery, the tip of his left ring finger became caught between the edge of the battery compartment and the edge of the battery. Employee #1 was treated at San Joaquin General Hospital for amputation of the finger tip.
Keywords: battery, amputated, hoisting mechanism, finger, hoist, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120143458 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial machinery repairers

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