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Accident: 113038.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Clearing Jam In Gasket Machi

Accident: 113038.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 01/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1365269.01512/10/2018Advanced Filtration Systems, Inc.
At 12:30 a.m. on Janurary 3, 2019, Employee #1 was unjamming a gasket machine. The gasket machine was jammed in the forming tool area. The employee put the machine on bypass and placed the safety block on the forming tool press. Once the employee cleared the jammed, he closed the door and tried to start machine, but the presser did not cycle because the safety block was left in its position. The employee placed his right hand on the presser to remove the block, and the machine completed the cycle and the forming tool press came down on the employee's right index finger, amputating it. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: press, finger, gasket, hand, jammed, amputation, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, amputated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1365269.015 44 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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