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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200534238 Event: 04/12/2011Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Forklift Accident
On April 12, 2011, Employee #1 was apparently riding in a fork truck, on a shipping dock. As he was entering a trailer, he realized that the overhead door was not high enough to allow the fork truck to enter the trailer. Employee #1 put his hand up through the canopy of the fork truck to boost the door up, while the fork truck was slightly moving. Employee #1's fingers became stuck between the fork truck canopy and the overhead door. His fingers were amputated, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: clearance, amputated, finger, caught between, industrial truck, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315555417 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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