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Accident: 103396.015 - Employee Operating Plasma Cutter Has Two Fingers Amputated

Accident: 103396.015 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1297532.01502/26/2018Eddie Kane Steel Products Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on December 12, 2017, an employee was working for a manufacturer of steel products. He was operating a plasma cutting machine. Some parts had tipped up on the steel plate that the machine was cutting. The employee was attempting to remove them. As he did this, the machine unexpectedly moved toward the employee's hand. The machine amputated the index and middle finger on his right hand. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: steel, torch, equipment operator, lockout/tagout, amputation, metal shop, lockout, finger, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1297532.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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