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Accident: 103928.015 - Employee'S Fingertips Are Amputated While Clearing Clogged S

Accident: 103928.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1302357.01503/19/2018Access To Independence
At 8:30 a.m. on January 16, 2018, an employee was using a gas-powered snow blowe r to clear a sidewalk. When the blower became clogged, the employee placed his h and in the chute while it was still running. As a result, two of his fingertips were amputated by the auger blades. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, auger, auger mechanism, clogged, snowplow blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1302357.015 44 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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