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Accident: 102897.015 - Employee Slips While Cleaning A Dust Collector And Amputates

Accident: 102897.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 10/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1291248.01502/07/2018Metal Technologies Inc Dba Three Rivers Gray Iron Inc

At 4:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017, an employee was poking clogged up dust with a piece of rebar through a small hatch way. The employee was standing on a wobbly ladder with one foot on the ladder and the other on a section of square tubing f ramework which was holding up a sack. The employee's foot slipped off the framew ork and his hand went through the hatchway and contacted a rotary valve inside t he dust collector. The employee's right finger tip was amputated.

Keywords: dust collector, housekeeping, ladder, slip, valve

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1291248.015 32 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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