Operator Cut Hand on Harvester Chains
Operator Cut Hand on Harvester Chains Hanging in Parts Trailer
The operator was reaching for a pipe wrench between an air compressor and a coil of spare harvester saw chains. As he pulled his hand out with the wrench, his index finger was cut between the second and third knuckle by one of the chains. The cut required four stitches to close.
Recommendations to Prevent a Recurrence
Extend power cords to equipment so equipment can be kept farther away from stored tools. Spare harvester saw chains should be stored away from tool area. Ensure parts/service trailer is not congested.