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Accident: 890590 - Employee'S Hand Injured By Falling Forklift Mast

Accident: 890590 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 09/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954049009/17/19937331Direct Mail Management, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a forklift to place cardboard in a 6 foot 6 inch high dumpster. He was untrained and unauthorized to do this. It appears that he pulled the lift to the center side of the dumpster and raised the forks. To see if he was at the right level, he leaned out the front of the operator's cage with his hand on the mast. As he leaned forward his leg moved the raise/lower lever forward, causing the mast to lower and catch his hand, pulling the skin from above his wrist down to his fingers.
Keywords: finger, work rules, control lever, caught by, industrial truck, skin, untrained, hand, inattention, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119540490 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Janitors and cleaners

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