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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1574172.015 - Mcwane, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham


Inspection Nr: 1574172.015
Report ID: 0418300
Date Opened: 01/20/2022

Site Address:
Mcwane, Inc.
605 West 23rd Street
Anniston, AL 36202

Mailing Address:
605 West 23rd Street, Anniston, AL 36202

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 332911/Industrial Valve Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/13/2022

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 08/08/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1854719 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 143309.015
Event: 01/15/2022
Employee Partially Amputates Thumb When Steel Bar Kicks Back

At 10:37 a.m. on January 15, 2022, an employee (an Intern) was operating a table mounted 20-inch disc sander to sand a 60 inch by 2 inch by 1/4 inch steel bar. The bar kicked upwards towards the guard located over the top of the sanding di sc striking the employee's left hand. The employee incurred a severe laceration (partial amputation) to his thumb, requiring medical treatment without hospitali zation. The muscles and nerves were intact and so the thumb was reattached durin g an orthopedic procedure.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, caught between, finger, hand, inexperience, insufficient supervision, kick back, lack of work procedures, material handling, partial amputation, sander, steel, struck by, supervision, thumb, un

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1574172.015 Non Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
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