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Accident: 140981.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip Unjamming Energized Riveter

Accident: 140981.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/01/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1562977.01511/09/2021Mansfield Engineered Components, Inc.

At 11:00 p.m. on November 1, 2021, an employee was operating an #R-28 Milford Ri vet & Machine Co. Model S413 Riveter on an assembly line when the machine jammed . The operator opened a guard over the flywheel to access the solenoid mechanism which is used to unjam the rivets in the machine. The employee did not shutdown the machine, wait for the residual energy of the flywheel to dissipate, or unpl ug the equipment. The employee caught his glove in the belt and his right index finger was drawn into the nip point between belt and flywheel pulley. The employ ee amputated his index finger and fractured his middle finger, requiring medical treatment without hospitalization. There were no witnesses to the incident.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, caught between, energized, finger, fingertip, jammed, lack of engineering controls, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine operator, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, nip poi

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1562977.015 26 M Non Hospitalized injury Assemblers

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