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Accident: 93706.015 - Worker Reaches Into Machine And Finger Is Amputated

Accident: 93706.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 03/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1215387.01503/07/2017Crown Plastics

At 5:30 a.m. on March 1, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a plastics manufacturer, was operating the Global Mattic machine. Employee #1 reported that he heard a n oise and thought it might be a loose belt. Employee #1 thought he was pushing t he machine's off button but pushed the reverse button instead. He opened the gu ard door and reached in, thinking the machine was turned off. His hand came int o contact with the drive belt, the belt reversed its motion, and Employee #1's f ingers became caught in the belt. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the amputat ion of his right little finger and lacerations to his right ring and middle fing ers.

Keywords: amputation, belt, caught in, control lever, finger, hand, laceration, machine guarding, maintenance, unsecured

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1215387.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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