Finger injury – 3 Day Lost Time Accident
Highways England - Safety Alert
On Monday 1st February 2021, an operative sustained a significant finger injury whilst unhitching a trailer from a Ford transit van.
• The misalignment was not considered by the team to be significant so a claw hammer and bolt were used to insert/ remove the towing pin (the pin should not have needed additional force to be applied)
• The misalignment (possibly caused by the hitch being previously knocked) should have been logged and the vehicle quarantined from towing activities.
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