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Accident: 144563.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip In Auger

Accident: 144563.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/28/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1577616.01502/07/2022Liberty Casting Company, Llc

At 5:30 a.m. on January 28, 2022, an employee was moving a forklift into positio n to change out a dust collection bag when it came into contact with the auger o n the bottom of the hopper. The contact resulted in the auger assembly breaking off from its mount. The employee got off the forklift and was attempting to mov e the electrically operated auger assembly when his hand made contact with the a uger that was still moving inside. The employee suffered an amputation of his ri ght middle fingertip and was treated without hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, auger, auger mechanism, broken, caught by, contact, dust collector, fingertip, forklift, rotating shaft

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1577616.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury

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