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Accident: 143129.015 - Employee Lowering Equipment Suffers Amputation Of Fingertips

Accident: 143129.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 01/20/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1574690.01501/26/2022John Deere Davenport Works

At 10:45 a.m. on January 20, 2022, an employee was working for a large internati onal company that manufactured farm and construction machinery. She was working as an assembler on an assembly line in the facility's 884 department. The firm's L-Series utility wheel loaders were being assembled there. She was operating a Southworth lift table, with loader frame dolly G3, in the lift table east locati on. This was at column AA44. At this station, the utility wheel loader's front f rame was loaded onto a transport cart. The lift table ran on three-phase 480 vol ts AC. It had a capacity of 12,000 lbs. (53.4 kilonewtons). The loader frame sha ft diameter was 60 mm (2.4 inches), and the disc diameter was 203.2 mm (8.0 inch es). The employee had finished hooking up the loader's parking brake and was get ting ready to lower the frame onto the front dolly of the transport cart. The em ployee had her left foot on the 'down' pedal as she lowered the lift. At the sam e time, she was using her right hand to align the dolly bearing with the hole in the frame that was being lowered. The employee lowered the frame with the foot pedal as she adjusted the dolly under the frame. The employee's fingers became c rushed in between the frame and the transport cart dolly. The fingertips of the middle and ring fingers on the employee's right hand were partially amputated, t o the bottom of the nail bed. She was treated and released. She was not hospital ized.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, assembling, assembly line, caught between, construction vehicle, crushed, earthmoving equip, finger, fingertip, foot control, foot pedal, frame, machine guarding, machine operator, mech mat ha

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1574690.015 41 F Non Hospitalized injury

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