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Accident: 110765.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip When Struck By Rotating Blades

Accident: 110765.015 -- Report ID: 0454735 -- Event Date: 10/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358726.01510/09/2018University Of Tennessee - Utia - Knoxville
At 3:00 p.m. on October 8, 2018, an employee was harvesting grass for research when the collector clogged. The employee did not shut the machine down nor let the blades stop from rotating before removing the guard and reached inside to clear the machine. The employee amputated the tip of his left hand's index finger. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: struck by, blade, amputation, guard, fingertip, rotating knife, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358726.015 49 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Agriculture and forestry teachers

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