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Accident: 101005.015 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated When Caught In Chain

Accident: 101005.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 11/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1277066.01511/20/2017Coastal Forest Products, Inc.
At 9:50 a.m. on November 13, 2017, Employee #1 was using a hand control feed switch to cycle and feed a positioned stack of veneer into the feed position using the drive chains. As Employee #1's right hand was holding the switch, she reached forward with her left hand to clear a piece of scrap veneer. Her glove became caught in the chain, which pulled her left hand into the machine. Employee #1's left pinky finger was amputated, which she was hospitalized for her injury.
Keywords: ppe, chain, glove, hand control, machine guarding, hand, finger, amputated, caught in, sprocket, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277066.015 52 F Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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