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Accident: 100057.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught Between A Welding

Accident: 100057.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 10/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272160.01510/23/2017Morton Industries Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on October 13, 2017, an employee was assisting a spot-welder operator by holding the back end of a work piece. Nuts were being welded onto the work piece. The employee reached past the welder operator to re-position a misplaced nut before it was welded into the wrong position. The welder is operated by a two-handed trip switch. As the assistant reached passed the operator, the welding cycle was initiated by the operator. The assistant's right index finger was caught between the top electrode and the work piece. The employee's right index finger was amputated at the second knuckle.
Keywords: process safety, crushing, finger, machine guarding, amputation, welding electrode, caught in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272160.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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