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Accident: 106444.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Clearing Jammed Machine

Accident: 106444.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1289538.01501/22/2018Mojave Foods
At 5:45 p.m. on December 29, 2017, an employee was using a Simplex bag machine when the plastic material jammed in the machine. The employee removed the guard and used his left hand to clear the jam from the machine without turning it off. The machine's vertical clamp came down and amputated his middle finger. The employee was taken to a nearby clinic for treatment; however, was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, lockout/tagout, guard, amputation, jammed, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1289538.015 38 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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