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Accident: 109096.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Baler Machine

Accident: 109096.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 09/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1346058.01509/13/2018Contech Engineered Solutions, Llc
At 11:50 a.m. on September 11, 2018, an employee was aligning the baler head aft er changing from 10 inch to 8 inch head. The employee had his left hand in the m achine attempting to tighten a bolt and his right hand on the controls when he i nadvertently cycled the machine. The employee's finger was caught between a bol t and a limiting switch, resulting in an amputation of the tip of his left index finger. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputation, baler, bolt, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1346058.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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