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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 822676 Event: 06/19/1987Employee'S Fingers Crushed By Falling Lift Mast
Employee #1 was trying to remove a jammed barrel jack (hand truck) from the forks of a Yale forklift truck, model #G83P-040-SWS. The barrel jack had become jammed between the mast and the forks when the forks were raised. Employee #1 placed his left hand on a structural member of the mast and pulled on the barrel jack with his right hand. When the barrel jack came free, the mast dropped 6 to 10 in. The middle and ring fingers on Employee #1's left hand were crushed between the structural member and the top of the hydraulic hoist cylinder.
Keywords: maintenance, finger, work rules, crushed, industrial truck, struck by, falling object, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18860239 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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