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Accident: 200801959 - Employee Gets Fingers Amputated

Accident: 200801959 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 01/25/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31076501101/28/20083491Milwaukee Valve Company, Inc.

On January 25, 2008 Employee #1 had the tips of two fingers, down to the first knuckle, amputated when his hand contacted the rotary air lock blades pinch point in the chute of a dust collector. Employee #1 was reaching under a flap to push excess sand which had built up in the front of the dust (sand fines) collector's bin to the back of the bin when his hand went into the chute opening where the rotary air lock was located.

Keywords: amputated, finger, dust collector, laceration

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310765011 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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