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Accident: 201796687 - Employee Amputates Finger In Forklift Truck Accident

Accident: 201796687 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 09/07/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132906609/27/20024231Hudd Distribution
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 7, 2002, a forklift operator for Hudd Distribution repackaged an improperly wrapped pallet. He left the discarded plastic on the floor, and inadvertently ran over it. When the employee smelled the plastic burning, he stopped his vehicle and lifted up the engine cover. He attempted to remove the plastic when his right index finger became caught, and he amputated the tip. Further investigation revealed that the forklift operator did not turn off the vehicle's ignition before he tried to remove the plastic.
Keywords: amputated, ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, finger, caught by, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301329066 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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