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Accident: 1002062 - Employee'S Hand Amputated When He Reached Around Shear Guard

Accident: 1002062 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 01/20/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10420331001/20/19873532Farmhand Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CUTTING SMALL PIECES AT THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF A SHEAR MACHINE HE WAS OPERATING. FOR SOME REASON HE REACHED AROUND THE END OF THE SHEAR BLADE GUARD AND THROUGH THE THROAT OF THE MACHINE WITH HIS RIGHT HAND WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY TRIPPING THE FOOT PEDAL. HIS HAND WAS AMPUTATED.
Keywords: shearing machine, amputated, shear, work rules, foot control, tripped, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104203310 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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