Alert 04 – 18 Inadequate Engine Fan Guard Results in Lost Fingers


Employee bent down in front of fan on diesel engine. He was using a rag to check for oil leaks on hoses leading to and from the engine. As he was checking he felt a pull on the rag. The fan caught the rag and pulled his fingers into the fan, thus removing fingers from his hand. Employee severed first, middle, ring and small finger of the left hand to the second joint.

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