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Accident: 114302.015 - Maintenance Mechanic'S Finger Is Amputated While Cleaning Ma

Accident: 114302.015 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 11/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368665.01512/20/2018Zentis North America, Llc
At around 12:45 p.m., on November 12, 2018, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic and the machine operator, was cleaning out a Scholle Packaging, Model Number Tru eFill 902 ESL EX, Serial Number 394, SCHQ Number 1018 to correct a malfunction. Water was not coming through the machine. One of the two head fillers was not c ycling. In the company injury report, the employee stated that the machine woul d not discharge the water due to a valve malfunction. The metal pin came out and the employee tried to move the valve down with his finger. The valve closed une xpectedly and grasped his finger. A Witness Incident Report stated that the Scho lle was in CIP mode. The employee was hospitalized and had a diagnosis of bone f racture, close fracture tuft of distal phalanx of finger (left index finger). S ubsequently, he had his finger amputated past the first joint on December 12, 2 018.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, equipment failure, equipment operator, finger, fracture, hand, laceration, machine operator, pinched, pinned, valve, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1368665.015 66 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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