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Accident: 117881.015 - Employee Amputates Three Fingers In Die

Accident: 117881.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 07/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1414760.01507/11/2019Forge Group Dekalb Llc

At 11:30 a.m. on July 4, 2019, an employee was lubricating a forming die while u sing a swab to apply a release agent to the die on the back side of the machine. A coworker working out of view on the front side of the machine actuated it whi le the employee had his hand in the die. The employee had three fingers amputate d as a result and was hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, die, energized, finger, forming, forming machine, hand, hand tool, machine cycled, machine operator, point of operation

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1414760.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Forging machine operators

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