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Accident: 116675.015 - Employee Amputates Finger Tip While Troubleshooting Machine

Accident: 116675.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 05/26/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1404587.01505/30/2019Covidien Limited Partnership
At 6:30 p.m. on May 26, 2019, an employee, a Maintenance Mechanic, had been trou ble shooting a Station 100 P3 testing machine. The machine had a rotating table above a hole where a laser shone through. The employee had been cleaning the las er and asked a coworker to help. The coworker came and waited by the employee wh ile he worked. The employee was cleaning the laser, then looked at the coworker and seemed to signal he was done. The coworker went to power on the machine and index it. The machine moved and the employee's finger got caught between the rot ating table and the edge of the hole opening. The employee sustained an amputati on of the tip of his left middle finger including the flesh and part of his nail and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, caught in, fingertip, laser, maintenance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1404587.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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