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Accident: 142328.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Crushed By Metal Shaft

Accident: 142328.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 12/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1570538.01512/29/2021Suominen Corp.

At 10:12 p.m. on December 18, 2021, an employee was removing the metal shaft fro m the core of a completed roll of nonwoven material on a slitter/rewinder line w hen the shaft got stuck and was not pushing in. The employee grabbed the metal e nd of the shaft and pushed vigorously on it when the shaft suddenly released and smashed his finger between the plastic collar and the end of the shaft. The emp loyee was hospitalized tp treat a partial amputation to his index finger.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught between, clearing, crushed, finger, metal shaft, partial amputation, pushing, ring, roll, shaft, strain relief, stuck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1570538.015 35 M Hospitalized injury

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