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Accident: 110874.015 - Employee Partially Amputates Finger And Lacerates Thumb And

Accident: 110874.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 10/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1357219.01510/31/2018Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation
At 12:10 a.m. on October 29, 2018, an employee was operating a Holzma Optimat HPP 8138 Panel Saw when the saw unit would not lower after he pressed the start button. The employee pressed the stop button and walked into the blade compartment at the back of the machine. The employee was removing a jammed piece of wood by hand and his right hand touched the rotating main blade, partially amputating his pinky, lacerating his thumb, and lacerated his palm, cutting his ligament and causing some nerve damage. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: panelboard, amputation, laceration, jammed, hand, finger, blade, partial amputation, nerve damage, amputated, thumb, saw, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1357219.015 35 F Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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