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Accident: 96888.015 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated When Caught By Nip Point

Accident: 96888.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 06/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1244998.01507/06/2017American Excelsior Company

At 2:30 a.m. on June 21, 2017, an employee was removing a knife block from an ex celsior machine so that it could be sharpened. The employee's knee slipped off t he knee pad switch that was holding the pocket open in order for the knife block to be removed. As a result, the fingertip of his right ring finger became caugh t in a nip point and was amputated.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, compressed gas, finger, lockout/tagout, nip point

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1244998.015 61 M Hospitalized injury

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