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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201115656 Event: 02/13/2003Employee Suffers Amputation
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on February 13, 2003, Employee #1, a lead mechanic, was changing a battery pack on forklift Number 82 weighing approximately 3700 pounds. One side of the battery pack came off the guide bar of the overhead hoist. Employee #1 reattached the guide bar with his right hand and did not move his hand out of the way. Employee #1 activated the hoist in the up position and when the battery pack was lifted it created a pinch point between the battery pack and the guide bar amputating Employee #1's right index finger to the first joint. Employee #1 was treated for his injury but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: battery, amputated, finger, hoist, industrial truck, nip point, guide post
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126189315 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Farm equipment mechanics

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