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Accident: 114055.015 - Employee Sustains Fingertip Amputation While Working On Bale

Accident: 114055.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 02/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1382039.01503/01/2019International Paper Co.
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on February 21, 2019, an employee was working for a f irm that manufactured corrugated and solid fiber boxes. He was removing a blocka ge in the sight eye of a laser control system for a baler. He climbed a ladder t o access the sight eye hole and stuck his finger into the sight eye hole. His fi nger came into contact with the baler's hydraulic press. He sustained the amputa tion of the fingertip of the index finger on his right hand. He was hospitalized .
Keywords: amputated, amputation, baler, caught in, finger, fingertip, hydraulic press, laser, maintenance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1382039.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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