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Accident: 113646.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Operating Foam Compacting Ma

Accident: 113646.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 02/12/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1378859.01502/15/2019Overhead Door Corporation
At 1:15 p.m. on February 12, 2019, Employee #1 was being trained by a coworker on operating the foam impactor machine. The two employees had loaded the impactor and the coworker proceeded to use the switch to close the platens of foam impactor #2 at a time Employee #1 reached to make an adjustment to a 1.125 spacer. Employee #1's fingers were on top of the spacer moving it, when the coworker operated the switch to close the platens. A platen closed and pinched the ends of three fingers on Employee #1's right hand. Employee #1 was located out of view from the coworker, who was at the machine's operating switch. Employee #1 sustained a crushing injuries to the ends of the right second, third, and fourth fingers that resulted in amputation to the ends of the second and third digits. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: machine operator, hand, amputation, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, pinched, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1378859.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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