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Accident: 115542.015 - Metal Shop Employee'S Finger Is Amputated On Bandsaw

Accident: 115542.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394604.01504/18/2019Motiv Design Group, Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on February 28, 2019, an employee was working at a machine shop. H e was cutting metal. To do this, he was operating a Dake model number SE-912 met al cutting bandsaw. The bandsaw stalled, and its circuit breaker was tripped. Wh en the breaker was reset, the bandsaw started back up. The employee's hand was p ulled into a belt and pulley that were connected to the bandsaw's drive motor. T he top of the middle finger on the employee's hand was partially amputated. He w as treated at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose, CA. He was not hospitalized. The Divi sion was notified at approximately 3:40 p.m on April 15, 2019. The Division arri ved on site on April 18, 2019, and met with the firm's co-owners and manufacturi ng director.
Keywords: bandsaw, belt, circuit breaker, finger, lockout, metal saw, metal shop, partial amputation, power trans appar, pulley, training, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394604.015 46 M Non Hospitalized injury Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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