Serious injury – Fractured Finger & Ligament Damage

April 30, 2018 Tara
Summary: A worker suffered a fractured finger and ligament damage in the process of relocating a roof support cylinder.  A monorail transport system was being used to move the cylinder when the worker placed his hand between the cylinder and a relay bar, crushing his finger.

Recommendations to industry: No-go zones and safe standing zones for workers must be in place and understood by all involved with the task. This should be included in work procedures.

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