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pinch point (fork lift trucks)

English translation: pinch point (dangerous part of the truck, could pinch employees)

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English term or phrase:pinch point (fork lift trucks)
English translation:pinch point (dangerous part of the truck, could pinch employees)
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20:34 Jun 2, 2002
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Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / mechanics
English term or phrase: pinch point (fork lift trucks)
PINCH POINT (MAST)
PINCH POINT (COWL & SEAT)

These are parts on a fork lift truck.
My technical dictionary (Eng-Hun) says "pinch point" is a "bottleneck" on the road. My gut feel says that in this case it must be something else.
Any idea?
Csaba Ban
Hungary
Local time: 13:46
pinch point
Explanation:
A pinch point in this situation is an area or part of the forklift where an employee may be injured "pinched". The seat ,the cowl and the mast can be danagerous if precautions aren't taken to avoid injury.
Here are two links that mention this.

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Note added at 2002-06-02 20:49:15 (GMT)
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Sorry about the typo error: should be dangerous.
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Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 13:46
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pinch point


Explanation:
A pinch point in this situation is an area or part of the forklift where an employee may be injured "pinched". The seat ,the cowl and the mast can be danagerous if precautions aren't taken to avoid injury.
Here are two links that mention this.

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Note added at 2002-06-02 20:49:15 (GMT)
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Sorry about the typo error: should be dangerous.


    Reference: http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/survweb/96nj026.pdf
    www.ryan-engineering.com/main/industrial_services/ hazard_eval/
Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 13:46
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Attila Piróth: Another similar definition is at http://www.schleicher-usa.com/glossary.shtml
20 mins

agree  airmailrpl: www.osha-slc.gov/dts/hib/hib_data/hib19861112.html
29 mins

agree  fcl
5 hrs

agree  Piotr Kurek: http://www.gdsloan.com/Mech Pinch.htm
8 hrs
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