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Inspection: 112178041 - Premium Equipment
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys
Report ID: 0950643
Open Date: 03/14/1997
9710 Owensmouth Ave., Unit E Chatsworth, CA 91311
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3537/Industrial Trucks, Tractors, Trailers, and Stackers
On March 7, 1997, Employee #1, age 19, a mechanic-in-training with Premium Equipment Company, was releasing a hydraulic line. This caused the mast to slowly settle until it had trapped his hand, inflicting a compression injury on the soft tissue. Employee #1 was evaluated at Northridge Hospital and then referred for rehabilitation therapy. The mast had not been locked out or blocked out, as per company procedures.
blocks, work rules, mechanic, lockout, caught between, inexperience, hand
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