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Accident: 143309.015 - Employee Partially Amputates Thumb When Steel Bar Kicks Back

Accident: 143309.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/15/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1574172.01501/20/2022Mcwane, Inc.

At 10:37 a.m. on January 15, 2022, an employee (an Intern) was operating a table mounted 20-inch disc sander to sand a 60 inch by 2 inch by 1/4 inch steel bar. The bar kicked upwards towards the guard located over the top of the sanding di sc striking the employee's left hand. The employee incurred a severe laceration (partial amputation) to his thumb, requiring medical treatment without hospitali zation. The muscles and nerves were intact and so the thumb was reattached durin g an orthopedic procedure.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1574172.015 25 M Non Hospitalized injury

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