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Accident: 143179.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Caught Between Gears

Accident: 143179.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 01/18/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1575034.01501/27/2022Bernal, Llc

At 1:15 p.m. on January 18, 2022, an employee was performing a gear lash test to inspect and adjust the gears to the correct tightness. The employee applied pow er to the die module and started to feed toilet paper through the running meshin g gears by hand when his hand became caught in the gears. The employee was hospi talized to treat an amputation of his index finger and and a fracture of his mid dle finger.

Keywords: adjust, amputated, amputation, caught in, crushed, finger, fracture, gear, testing

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1575034.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Tool and die makers

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