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Accident: 143574.015 - Employee Operating Saw Suffers Partial Amputation Of Finger

Accident: 143574.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 02/01/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1577152.01502/09/2022Pallet Distributors Inc.

At 3:09 p.m. on February 1, 2022, an employee was working for a firm that manufa ctured wooden containers and pallets. He was operating a Northtech upcut saw on the receiving side in the facility's cut shop. He was guiding wood on the convey or belt of the saw. He was clearing a piece of wood when his foot activated the pedal. His glove or sleeve became caught on the material being fed into the saw. His hand was pulled near the sawblade as his foot was on the control pedal. The rotating sawblade struck the index finger on the employee's right hand. The emp loyee suffered a partial distal amputation of that finger. He was treated withou t hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught by, clothing, conveyor belt, finger, foot control, foot pedal, glove, machine operator, pallet, partial amputation, rotating parts, saw, sawblade, struck against, wood

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1577152.015 32 M Non Hospitalized injury

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