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Accident: 117861.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Unjamming Running Conveyor

Accident: 117861.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 07/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1414291.01507/03/2019The Ames Companies, Inc.

At 10:00 a.m. on July 2, 2019, an employee was in the sawyers cab of a sawmill s awing bolts into planks when he left the cab to remove a jammed plank from the c onveyor. The employee did not shut off the conveyor before he tried to push the plank with his right hand. When the plank unjammed and moved forward the employe e's finger slid into an opening and was pinched between two conveyor slats. The employee amputated his right middle finger at the first knuckle requiring medica l treatment (the finger was reattached). The employee was not hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, bolt, caught between, conveyor, cutting, energized, finger, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine operator, nip point, partial amputation, pinched, plank, saw, sawmill, sawyer

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1414291.015 61 M Non Hospitalized injury Sawing machine operators

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