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Accident: 117641.015 - Employee Amputates Finger Between Conveyor Roller And Bar

Accident: 117641.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 06/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1412862.01507/02/2019Carbo Forge, Inc.

At 9:00 a.m. on June 24, 2019, an employee was operating an Advanced Machine Des ign Company, Model #530-2230, 530 Ton Hydraulic Shear to cut steel bars. The em ployee pushed a bar into the shear with his left hand and as the bar contacted t he probe it pushed the bar back to be cut to the desired length. When the bar go t pushed back, it pinched the employee's index finger between the bar and the ro llers of the auxiliary conveyor. The employee sustained a crushing injury of the left index finger resulting in a partial amputation of the finger at the first knuckle and requiring medical treatment.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, conveyor, crushed, cutting, finger, fingertip, hand, hydraulic press, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, metal bar, partial amputation, pinched, power press, press, press operator

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1412862.015 22 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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