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Accident: 116240.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Machine Cycles

Accident: 116240.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 04/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396518.01505/14/2019Rugged Liner
At 1:30 p.m. on April 18, 2019, an employee was working as a machine operator fo r a firm that manufactured parts for motor vehicles. He was removing scrap and j ammed strips from the material handler for extrusion machine #2. The parts were on a belt conveyor that deposited them on the fence for the machine. While the e mployee was doing this, the machine's unload table cycled. The small finger on t he employee's right hand was crushed between the unload table's wheel and its tr ack. The finger was amputated, and the injury required surgery. The employee was hospitalized. A possible contributing factor to the incident was that the emplo yer had been aware for over a month that product was not always loading properly . There was an earlier incident at the same employer. In February 2019, an appre ntice tool and die maker suffered a fractured finger while operating a Bridgepor t mill or drill press. This incident was covered in OSHA investigation number 11 6805.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, belt conveyor, caught between, conveyor, conveyor belt, crushed, finger, jammed, lockout, machine cycled, machine guarding, manual mat handling, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1396518.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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