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Accident: 103882.015 - Employee Cleaning Sprocket Sustains Amputation Of Thumb

Accident: 103882.015 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 03/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1301654.01503/15/2018Burlingame Industries Incorporated
At 10:00 a.m. on March 7, 2018, an employee was working for a wholesaler of roofing, siding, and insulation material. He was cleaning the sprocket of a machine. The machine had an unguarded chain and sprocket. The employee's glove became caught in the machine's ingoing nip point. He sustained an amputation to his thumb. The narrative did not discuss the extent of the amputation; that is, partial or complete. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: caught in, sprocket, thumb, amputated, lockout/tagout, amputation, nip point, lockout, cleaning, unguarded, sand pot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1301654.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Janitors and cleaners

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