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Accident: 100079.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught In A Valve Being

Accident: 100079.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 10/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272250.01510/23/2017Safeway Inc.
At 11:00 p.m. on October 12, 2017, an employee was disassembling a valve on a co mponent of the employer owned Tetra equipment. As the employee was working on th is valve, the pressurized air line popped off. Pressurize air of between 90 to 9 3 PSI was necessary to maintain the spring loaded valve in the open position. Wh en the air line disconnected, the valve closed. The employees left middle finger was in the valve when it closed. The employee's left middle finger was amputate d at the first joint.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, compressed air, finger, maintenance, valve
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272250.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury Engineers, n.e.c.

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