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Accident: 116072.015 - Employee Amputates Finger And Lacerates Thumb And Palm In Wi

Accident: 116072.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 04/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399281.01505/09/2019Tanis Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on April 19, 2019, an employee was operating a wire brush machine. The employee was setting up the Borghi U-Twist machine. The machine produced wir e brushes to the specified requirements. At the time of the incident, the employ ee had set the machine to manual mode, engaging the wired remote pendant. The pe ndant permitted various movement when the correct command functions were selecte d, while the interlocked doors were open. The pendant required constant pressure on the button to continue the movement. The employee had opened the hinged door s near the carriage. The pendant was placed on the shelf inside the door. In ord er to determine the correct number of rotations to set the correct number of pla tes, the employee had to catch and weight the filament that came off the carriag e chain. The employee had his right hand in the machine and was operating the to ggle control with his left. The carriage moved, pinching his right hand against the wire plates. The employee suffered a severe laceration to the thumb and palm and an amputation to the index finger as a result.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, finger, hand, laceration, pinched
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399281.015 42 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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