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Accident: 110805.015 - Employee Twists Hand When Caught By Baler And Amputates Fing

Accident: 110805.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 10/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1358024.01511/07/2018Schupan & Sons Inc
At 10:00 p.m. on October 30, 2018, an employee was reaching towards the top of t he Balemaster #0529 where there were five rotating hooks that are used to tighte n and twist metal baling wire around compacted plastic cubes of recyclables. Th e employee's gloved hand was pulled into the rotating shaft and amputated his in dex finger as well as fracturing several bones in his thumb and hand. The emplo yee also damaged his tendon up to his elbow. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, arm, baler, caught by, elbow, fracture, glove, hand, rotating shaft, shaft, tendon, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358024.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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