Worker injured his finger while shutting the door on the Bandit Machine

Location: 
North Quonset Hut
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-02-01
Company Name: 
Western Forest Products
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

In February 2007, the operator of a Bandit Machine pulled into the North Quonset Hut to load wire spools onto the back of the machine. The operator opened the door and exited out of the back of the cab. Prior to stepping off the platform onto the deck, the operator used his hip to close the door. At the same time, he was holding the door along the edge, causing his left index finger to be pinched in the door as it closed. The worker was sent to the hospital for stitches to his finger.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

1. Ensure proper placement of hands for task and always use the door handle to close doors

File attachments
2007-02-01 closed door on finger.pdf
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