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Accident: 109548.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip After Removing Guard From Wire

Accident: 109548.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 07/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1328207.01507/09/2018Tesla, Inc.
At 2:45 p.m. on July 10, 2018, an employee was trying to determine the compatibility of a lower guard for a pair of pneumatic wire cutters. The employee removed the top guard from a pair of Simonds wire cutters, Model PTX-938, due to it not being compatible with the newly designed lower guard. The employee operated the cutters and amputated his right hand's middle fingertip. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine guarding, amputation, guard, caught by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1328207.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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