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Accident: 102077.015 - Employee Suffers Partial Amputation To His Fingers While Mol

Accident: 102077.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1252283.01508/03/2017Omnimax Group Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on July 31, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a Scallop Press, DSCM-2 X6.5-3X8, Serial number 9949-B, making tails for the patio rafters. The employee had made about 60 tails. As he put the material in the press, he pushed the two hand control buttons to complete the cycle. The employee tried to pull the fini shed part, but the cycle repeated and the blade blocks closed. His right index f inger and middle finger got caught between the blade blocks, causing an amputati on of his index finger to the first knuckle and a laceration to the middle finge r. Employee #1 was taken to the health clinic where he was treated and released the same day. Upon inspection, the point of operation was not guarded properly a nd the two hand control did not have the anti-repeat feature functional at the t ime of the accident which caused the serious injury.
Keywords: amputation, blade, blocks, caught between, finger, laceration, machine guarding, molding machine, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1252283.015 52 M Non Hospitalized injury Production helpers

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