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Accident: 115543.015 - Employee'S Middle Finger Is Partially Amputated By Bandsaw

Accident: 115543.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 04/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394610.01504/19/2019Mid-States Packaging, Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on April 26, 2019, Employee #1, a 47-year-old female, was working for a manufacturer of corrugated and solid fiber boxes. She was working in the f acility's expander/main room. She was operating a Tannewitz model number GHE 36 vertical bandsaw, with serial number 84012. She was using the saw to cut honeyco mb material. Approximately 50 millimeters (2 inches) of the bandsaw's blade was not guarded. The employee was not using a push stick. Her left hand came into co ntact with the blade of the bandsaw. She suffered a partial amputation of the mi ddle finger on her left hand and abrasions on the index finger of her left hand. She was not hospitalized. During an ensuing inspection, the employer was cited for lockout/tagout violations regarding an 890-kilonewton (100-ton) Freeman Schw abe model number BP100-5979H automatic press, with serial number FHH1009.
Keywords: abrasion, bandsaw, blade, die cutting press, finger, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, partial amputation, struck against, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394610.015 47 F Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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