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Accident: 116064.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Caught In Bearing Loader

Accident: 116064.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 05/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399196.01505/08/2019Kaysun Corporation
At 6:00 p.m. on May 1, 2019, an employee was working on another machine when he was asked to help clear a bearing that had been jammed in the bearing loader. Th e bearings are fed into a press and over-molded. The employee had noticed that t he bearing had been caught halfway up the feed chute and attempted to push the b earing back down in order to pull it out. The employee pushed the bearing down t oo far and the bearing was instead stuck down below the feed opening of the chut e. When the employee reached into the feed opening of the chute, the bearing fre ed itself and allowed the chute to actuate. The employee's finger was caught bet ween the chute elevator and the metal feed opening resulting in a partial amputa tion to the left middle finger tip. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: amputation, bearing, caught between, finger, fingertip, jammed, loader
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399196.015 26 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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