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Accident: 101202.015 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated When Caught In Preform Machine

Accident: 101202.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280729.01512/04/2017Nestle Waters Of North America, Inc.
At 9:18 a.m. on November 9, 2017, Employee #1, a mechanic, was troubleshooting a malfunction of a preform dumping machine. The machine was deenergized. As Employee #1 used a metal pry bar to lift up the preform dumper bucket from the base of its frame and wedge a piece of wood between the two parts, the pry bar slipped and the bucket retracted. Employee #1's left thumb became caught between the frame and the bucket, resulting in its amputation. Employee #1 was hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: pry bar, thumb, amputated, dumper, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1280729.015 49 M Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras

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