Accident Report Detail
Accident: 141012.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Partially Amputated When Machine Starts
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1563128.015||11/09/2021||Shaw 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.
|1||1563128.015||54||M||Hospitalized injury||Machinery maintenance occupations|