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Accident: 116355.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip While Cutting Metal Pieces

Accident: 116355.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 02/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1381861.01502/28/2019George Jue Manufacturing Company Inc
At 7:15 a.m. on February 25, 2019, an employee was operating a Messer MG Systems Torch Cutting Table cutting custom metal pieces. The torch cutter did not compl etely finish cutting a workpiece. The employee used a 3-Ton Black Bear Overhead Crane with a Walker Magnetics WBM-13PB Lifting Magnet attachment to hoist the wo rkpiece from the table to a scrap bin. The employee used his hands while attempt ing to separate the partially cut piece from the main steel metal plate while st ill attached to the lifting magnet. While the employee continued to separate th e workpiece from the plate, he caught his left ring finger on the workpiece caus ing him to amputate the fingertip. The employee received outpatient surgery at a local medical facility.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, crane, crane load, cutting, cutting and burning, finger, fingertip, injury illness prevention program, machine operator, magnet, malfunction, partial amputation, plasma, scrap metal, torch, uns
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1381861.015 53 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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