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Accident: 141746.015 - Employee Amputates Finger In Wind Roller Of Overhead Door

Accident: 141746.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 12/06/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1567433.01512/08/2021Vermeer Manufacturing Company

At 10:30 a.m. on December 6, 2021, an employee was holding the exterior overhead door cover on the exterior of a building while a coworker installed the hinges. As the work was ongoing, a forklift operator inside the building, unaware of th e two employees working outside, activated the overhead door opener to open the door. The exterior door and wind roller activated and pinched the employee's rig ht ring finger between the roller and the door frame causing an amputation. The employee was treated without hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, finger, frame, installing, overhead door, pinched, power roller, start button

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1567433.015 27 M Non Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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