Mechanic suffers injury while replacing end rollers In replacing the end rollers on a lift truck, the lift
cylinder was detached at the connecting part and the inner mast was being listed up with a crane. A mechanic was holding the tip of the lift cylinder with his right hand so that it would not fall off forward. Then the inner mast suddenly dropped instead of rising for some unknown reason. The mechanic got caught his right hand between the lift cylinder tip and the inner mast. He suffered an injury at the hand..
Corrective Action 1. In work using a crane, check the slinging wire and the slinging condition for any abnormality prior to starting lifting up. 2. Start lifting up only after confirming a signal from a signalman.
Fork falls when replacing chain, injuring mechanic's foot. In the mast chain replacement work, a mechanic put himself in between the mast and the operator's platform to inspect the upper part of the mast. But he lost his balance and unwittingly grabbed the fork control lever, trying to support him. The fork was actuated and went down all of sudden. He got his right foot pinched and injured.
Corrective Action 1. Provide for a scaffold that enables a mechanic to do the work, taking a stable and safe posture. 2. When inspecting lift trucks, be sure to stop the engine first.
Lower the fork to the ground before starting with the work. his sleeve got caught with the fork control lever and jerked it. 3. The fork was activated and went down all of sudden. He got both insteps of his feet crushed by the falling fork. . 2. While a mechanic was checking the electrical system near the operator's seat in a lift truck. Check the power train only after stopping the engine.echanic's feet injured by falling fork in checking electrical system.
Corrective Action 1. Wear clothing suitable for the safety work.
when he removed it for repair. engaged in overhauling the brake system. . Take precautions to ward off fall of parts before starting with the work. It landed on the head of Mechanic B.
. 2.Mechanic lets hose reel fall. The reel hit the left side of his head. hitting fellow mechanic below. causing a deep cut. who happened to be just below. In work of pair or more.
Corrective Action 1. Mechanic A let fall the hose reel for the hinged fork by mistake.. determine signals beforehand and make a start on the actual work only after confirmation.
The fork was kept in a raised position during the work. 2. a mechanic tried to loosen a plug on the gauge board in order to measure the set hydraulic oil pressure for the work equipment. seriously injuring mechanic In course of inspecting a lift truck. If it is required to do the work with a fork lifted up.
Corrective Action 1. In servicing hydraulic systems. be sure to use a pillar or block to support the fork for safety. The moment he loosened the plug. review the work process and confirm safety in the work before starting the actual work.
.Spurted-out oil lets fork fall. The mechanic was crushed under the dropped fork and seriously injured. be familiar with the mechanism. hydraulic oil spurted out and the fork went down almost simultaneously.
. disabling the fork to go up and down. Do not allow any third person to get in a workplace involving danger. The operator got his head caught between the cylinder and the backrest and was seriously injured. support it with a pillar or block to prevent the danger. an operator wanted to see how the repair work was going on and stuck his head through an opening of the backrest. If repair work is to be done with parts or component that may accidentally fall off.Backrest guillotines operator while repairing pinched chain The chain got caught in between the chain wheel and the mast. Right at that moment the pinched chain returned to normality.
Corrective Action 1. While a mechanic was fixing the trouble. 2.
4. Then the jack slipped up all of sudden and fell off on him. Do not forget to support a lifted machine with steadfast frames.
. injuring him seriously A mechanic put a lift truck on supporting frames and tried to get under the chassis in an effort to check the brushes of the electric motor. Prepare for supporting frames of appropriate height. so he lifted it up further and started the work. Appoint a work conductor for such work involving danger. But he found the chassis height was a bit too low for him to creep in. He was seriously injured. after it has been jacked up.Slipped-up jack drops lift truck on mechanic. 2.
Corrective Action 1. Apply chocks so that a machine will not move back and forth. 3.
He put his left foot on a lateral bar connecting the mast pillars. Then the mast slid down all of sudden and pinched his left foot. appoint a signalman separately and let them follow his signals. A mechanic was measuring the hydraulic oil pressure of the lift cylinder on his own.Lowering inner mast catches mechanic's foot. nor step on them.
Corrective Action 1. while working on a hydraulic valve. appoint a measurer and operator independently. Do not stick part of the body in moving parts of the machine. If the two parties are wide apart from each other. 2. When taking measurements with moving parts.
The truck started to run away all of sudden and hit a nearby sweeper. applying load in several stages. After repairs on controllers. put up a fence to keep bystanders off as well as post a work conductor.Runaway lift truck hits sweeper. 3. be sure to check if the commutation failure protection circuit functions properly. A mechanic was operating a battery-powered lift truck for the test after finishing repairs on the malfunctioned controller. causing her an injury of three months.
Corrective Action 1. When conducting a test operation. Start a test run at a low speed and bring it up to a high speed. Wrong wiring he made by mistake was to blame for the accident.
. 2. keep a wide area.
Corrective Action 1.Running lift truck runs over helper. neighborhood. part of the tools in the cart threatened to fall off due to the truck's vibration. Fasten loose cargos. cargos. Do not get near a running lift truck. or put them in a large box and carry it on a pallet. a nearby worker ran up to the lift truck to push the falling tools back to the cart. 2. At the sight. but he was run over by the truck and had his leg broken.
. leaving a leeway for the operator to pay good attention to the conditions of floor surface. 3. etc. and repair tools were in the cart. Run a lift truck at the lowest speed possible. A lift truck was carrying a cart on the fork. While running. Signal the operator to stop the truck and then walk up to him.
Do not go under any object that may fall off. or put any part of the body beneath it. He was naturally injured. injuring mechanic.
Corrective Action 1. but had a clearance of approx. As he finished to take the measurement. take precautions so that the fork will not drop during the work. A mechanic fixed an oil pressure gauge to a lift cylinder piping in order to measure hydraulic oil pressure in the lift cylinder. 2.
. The lift cylinder rod was not completely drawn to the end. If it becomes definitely necessary to begin with the work with the fork in a lifted position. slide down. letting down the fork on the mechanic's foot. he loosened the adaptor of the hydraulic oil pressure gauge. Put on safety shoes for the work. 10 cm.Removed adapter lets fork fall. which was to blame for the fallen bucket. as a result of which the lift cylinder rod was pulled in. or overturn. Then hydraulic oil spurted out suddenly. 3. Start with inspection or maintenance work on lift trucks only after it has been confirmed that the fork was lowered to the ground.
while in check.
. He had a finger pinched in between the lowered fork and the mast. if the circumstance so requires. for assuring safety in the work. When checking the machine condition. Standing in front of the operator's platform. appoint an inspector and an operator independently.
Corrective Action 1. too. he stretched an arm for the fork control lever intending to raise the fork. as they caused abnormal noises presumably due to friction. appoint a signalman. 2. Do not touch the mast. A mechanic was checking the clearance between the inner rollers and the inner mast. Moreover. Operate the control levers only in the operator's platform.Falling fork breaks mechanic's finger. but he lowered it by mistake.
A worker. Oil leakage was found on the lift side of a lift cylinder piping. Evacuate the worker from under the fork to a safer place before loosening the piping connection. Do not allow anyone to go under the fork.
Corrective Action 1. he once loosened the bolts. injuring worker. but he did so excessively. If it becomes definitely necessary to do so. which in turn let fall the fork. after lifting up the fork to the height of 1. 2. take every precaution to ward off fall of the fork. who stood under the fork to shine a light on the work with a flashlight. As a result the hydraulic oil began to flow out.
. was crushed by the falling fork and injured.5 meters. A mechanic tried to fix the trouble by retightening the bolts on the piping.Oil leakage causes fork to drop. Now that the oil leakage could not be stemmed somehow.
Corrective Action 1. He further raised the chassis with a jack and went under it for inspection. letting fall the machine.Slipped jack lets fall chassis. Then the jack slipped up all of sudden. Be sure to use appropriate supporting devices after jacking.
. Keep inexperienced workers under the control of a work conductor during work. When a mechanic tried to creep under the chassis that was raised and rested on supporting blocks. Do not use a jack for supporting equipment. because it may possibly collapse due to a failure. seriously injuring mechanic. while servicing it. he found the height was a bit too low to do so. 3. Use chocks to secure a machine firmly. He was crushed under the fallen machine and seriously injured. 2.
Tips for preventing similar accidents
To replace a light bulb suspended from a warehouse ceiling. pallets have been piled onto the forks of a forklift and are being raised with a worker on top of them toward the light bulb. causing the worker to fall to the warehouse floor.
When the forklift operator moved the forklift slightly to adjust its position. the pallets became unstable and fell over.
such as securing the pallet to the forks. ensure that machinery in a location where it is not at risk of tumbling over. and ensuring that the worker uses a safety belt. such as aerial work platforms and scaffolding. Do not work on top of loads or pallets. Use appropriate machines and equipment. If work must be performed on a pallet. and ensure all necessary measures are taken.1. install handrails or a frame of an adequate height around the pallet.
whose operator failed to thoroughly check rearward.FORKLIFT ACCIDENT
An operator worker is backing up a lift truck to make a 90-degree turn after loading in a parts warehouse. but he thinks it is still far away and keeps walking. who did not stop and wait. was hit from behind by the lift truck. taking little heed to the movement of the lift truck. Meanwhile another worker A is walking along the isle. He heard the backup buzzer sound to tell a lift truck was backing up.
. and got a leg injured.
The worker A. though he heard the warning buzzer sound.
he/she will caution the operator and both parties will confirm mutual safety. 3.
. If a worker is obliged to step in the area where a lift truck is operated.Tips for forestalling similar accidents 1. 2. Provide a sidewalk exclusively for pedestrians along the isles and see that they walk on the sidewalk without fail. A lift truck operator will check safety in the traveling direction in advance.
Do not stand direct in front of the wheel.
Corrective Action 1. first deflate the tire and then start with the work.
. He was injured seriously. seriously injuring mechanic. 2.Loosened rim flies off. He had had little experiences in the work and was ignorant of the split type rim. When dismounting a wheel equipped with a split type rim. Let only the licensed workers do the work. The loosened rim flew off and hit him directly. when doing the work. lest the wheel should spring out or fall forward. When dismounting a wheel. a mechanic loosened the bolts securing a split type rim by mistake.