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Accident: 116543.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip While Installing Machine Guard

Accident: 116543.015 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 05/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1403396.01505/24/2019United States Bakery, Inc
At 6:00 p.m. on May 23, 2019, an employee had been adjusting the chain/sprocket timing on a bread packing machine. After the employee finished the adjustment, h e reached behind the guard to tighten a bolt when he contacted the chain and spr ocket. He amputated his fingertip and and required medical treatment. The emplo yee was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, chain, energized, finger, fingertip, food processing, guard, installing, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, maintenance, point of operation, sprocket, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1403396.015 36 M Non Hospitalized injury Mechanical engineering technicians

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