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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 143071.015 - Employee Amputates Finger In Dust Collection System

Accident: 143071.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/19/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1574362.01501/25/2022Foundation Industries Inc.

At 12:45 p.m. on January 19, 2022, an employee was attempting to clear a jam fro m the rotary air lock of a Dynacom Dust Collection System. The employee reached into the inadequately guarded system and contacted the rotary air lock's moving vanes. The employee's finger was amputated and was hospitalized for treatment.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, dust collector, finger, jammed, machine operator, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1574362.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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