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Accident: 117031.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Operating Edge Bander Machin

Accident: 117031.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 06/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1407409.01506/12/2019Sauder Woodworking Co.
At 8:30 a.m. on June 6, 2019, an employee was working on an edge finishing line when a board became crooked while transitioning onto a bander conveyor. The empl oyee reached in with her left hand to adjust the board and caught her finger bet ween the two pads and the side of the conveyor guard. The employee partially amp utated her pinky finger that required medical treatment but was not hospitalized .
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, conveyor, edger, finger, guard, hand, machine guarding, machine operator, nip point, partial amputation, roller conveyor, unguarded, wood board
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1407409.015 44 F Non Hospitalized injury

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