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Accident: 114734.015 - Employee Suffers Amputation Of Thumb Tip While Metal Heat Tr

Accident: 114734.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 02/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1384568.01503/25/2019Heat Treating Services Corporation Of America
At 1:45 p.m. on February 19, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that performed metal heat treating. He was holding a replacement part while activating a side shift. As he was holding the cylinder in place, he activated the side shift for the forks. At the time, his other hand and his thumb were caught in the pinch point that was formed by the side shift mounting plate and the replacement part. He suffered the amputation of his thumb tip. He was not hospitalized. There were no citations issued that were related to this event.
Keywords: caught in, maintenance, nip point, lockout, amputated, forks, partial amputation, hand, fingertip, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1384568.015 66 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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