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Accident: 110177.015 - Employee Amputates Two Fingers While Trying To Clear Jam Fro

Accident: 110177.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 10/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1354135.01510/18/2018Westgate Products Ltd
At 9:47 a.m. on October 11, 2018, an employee turned off a machine and removed the guards to clear a jam on the plastic chipper. The employee amputated his right hand's index finger and thumb when struck by the machine's blades that were still spinning. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: struck by, lockout, amputation, jammed, amputated, chipper, finger, guard, blade, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1354135.015 56 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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