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Accident: 108477.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Caught In Machine, Later Amputated

Accident: 108477.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340629.01508/22/2018Pitt Plastics, Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on August 15, 2018, Employee #1 was operating the W. E. Plemons Machinery Tray Box Former. While operating the machine, a flat box "blank" became jammed in the feeding section of the machine's shuttle carrier. In an attempt to clear the jam, the employee reached over a guard to free the jam with one hand, while operating the "jog" button with the other hand. The employee's gloved left hand became caught by the machine's shuttle carrier. Employee #1's middle finger was caught, causing injuries that required surgical amputation and hospitalization.
Keywords: caught in, glove, jammed, guard, finger, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1340629.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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