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Accident: 116217.015 - Employee Amputates Fingers While Operating Shearing Machine

Accident: 116217.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 01/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1375109.01501/30/2019Universal Textile Technologies, Llc

At 11:00 a.m. on January 22, 2019, Employee #1, a quality inspector, was inspect ing a carpet that was being sheared by a carpet fiber shearing machine. While st anding on the line facing the shearing cylinder (knife head), Employee #1 placed his left hand on the carpet. His hand became lodged between the carpet and the shearing cylinder. Employee #1 suffered lacerations and amputations of his left fingers and part of his thumb and was hospitalized.

Keywords: amputation, carpet, caught between, caught in, cylinder, finger, guard, hand, inspecting, knife, laceration, machine guarding, rotating knife, shearing machine, thumb

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1375109.015 72 M Hospitalized injury Quality Assurance Inspector

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