Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200529733 - Employee Amputates Four Fingers In A Dust Collector
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On April 12, 2005, Employee #1 was helping a maintenance employee to troubleshoot a dust collection system. They opened an access door on an air lock tube to see if it was plugged. Employee #1 then stuck his hand up the tube to check for plugging. His right hand was caught in a moving air lock feeder, causing the amputation of four fingers. The dust collector was not locked out prior to maintenance. Employee #1 was unaware of the presence of the air lock. The maintenance activity was conducted in the dark, while it was raining. The employee was hospitalized.
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