2009-06-11 Machine door swings shut on workers hand

Safety Alert Type: 
Kamloops, Sun Peaks Area
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Le Beau Forestry Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Excavator operator was entering the cab of machine when inadvertently the heavy cab door of "forestry cab", slammed closed on left hand causing severe laceration requiring 23 stitches to close wound.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Operators need to be mindful of correct machine placement to guard against these heavy doors slamming closed.

Maintain cushioning dampers on cab door if machine originally had.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

B. Le Beau (250) 371-1841

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