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Accident: 114890.015 - Employee Partially Amputates Fingertip While Using Table Saw

Accident: 114890.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1389101.01503/28/2019Dne Nursery Incorporated
At 3:35 p.m. on March 18, 2019, Employee #1 was cutting small pieces of PVC with a table saw. He was acting as a supervisor, training a temporary employee. The saw blade caught Employee #1's right index finger. The employee reached to the piece being cut before it had been fully cut. This action caused the piece to b ind, pulling his right hand into the blade. The employee had been using a pushi ng tool provided by the saw manufacturer. The employee sustained a partial amput ation of the tip of the index finger, with two other fingers affected. The empl oyee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, finger, fingertip, hand, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, partial amputation, rotating knife, saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1389101.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, farm workers

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