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Accident: 141012.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Partially Amputated When Machine Starts

Accident: 141012.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 11/02/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1563128.01511/09/2021Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

At 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2021, an employee was working for a firm that manufa ctured special dies and tools, die sets, jigs, and fixtures. He was a machinery maintenance technician. He and a coworker, who was also a maintenance technician , were performing maintenance on the exit head roller in the heat set section of a machine. Wrap had accumulated on a roller, and the two workers were removing the wrap to remove the jam. They had locked out the machine. Then they removed t he lockout and reenergized the machine. The two workers observed that a belt was not functioning properly. The coworker went to get additional tools. When the c oworker returned, he saw that the employee had removed a guard to adjust the bel t and that the employee's hand was caught between a conveyor and a head roller. When the belt started moving, the employee had reached for a tool. The index fin ger on his right hand had become stuck in the roller. It was partially amputated . He was hospitalized.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt, caught between, clearing, conveyor, finger, hand, jammed, lockout, maintenance, partial amputation, roller--mach/part, working alone

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1563128.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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