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Accident: 113134.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Extruder Screw

Accident: 113134.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374959.01501/29/2019Chroma Color Corporation
At 1:45 p.m. on January 18, 2019, an employee was cleaning the throat and screw on a plastic extrusion machine. Before cleaning, the employee depressed a button to stop the machine, but inadvertently activated the machine instead. As the em ployee reached into the throat of the extruder with a rag in hand the rotating s crew of the extruder pulled the rag and the employee's hand into its moving part s. As a result, the employee's right middle and index fingers were amputated. Th e employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputation, finger, fingertip, hand, lockout/tagout, machine guarding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1374959.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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