Buncher blade repair injures mechanic’s finger

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Northwest of Prince George (Mossvale Area)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2013-06-24
Company Name: 
Stones Bay Holdings Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A subcontractor-employed mechanic was working on a buncher blade and used his finger to spin the disk. When the disk started to spin, his finger got stuck in the hole and as it spun, it took the tip (3/8”) of his finger off. First aid attended and treated.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Discussion with other mechanics indicated a safer procedure is to turn the disk with teeth backwards to keep sharp points of teeth from “biting you”.

• This incident should be discussed at upcoming tailgate and safety committee meetings as well as with maintenance staff.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Darren McQueen at (250) 996-8912

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