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Accident: 110923.015 - Employee Sustains Amputations Of Two Fingers After Contact W

Accident: 110923.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1359230.01511/09/2018Delta Plastics Of The South, Llc
At 12:45 p.m. on November 6, 2018, Employee #1 was working on the Davis Standard Line that was giving low water alarms. The employee and his foreman turned off the water flow and cleared the piping, and then turned the water back on. They r eceived the same alarm, so they went to the Gala Pellet dryer, Serial number 109 01226, and Model number TWS-200, to try to unclog the plastic buildup. The forem an opened the dryer door and they saw the clog. The foreman could not reach all of the clog, so the employee reached in. His hand hit the blade that cuts the pl astic and sustained amputations of his index finger and thumb, severe laceration s to his ring and middle finger, and multiple fractures to the little finger on the right hand. The employee was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, blade, clogged, finger, fracture, laceration, lockout, thumb, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1359230.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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