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Accident: 117229.015 - Employee Amputates Three Fingers Using Hand To Clear Machine

Accident: 117229.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409268.01506/17/2019Nichiha Usa, Inc.
At 6:50 p.m. on June 8, 2019, an employee was unclogging a vacuum dust collector system discharge bag. The employee reached into a rotary valve with his left ha nd without deenergizing the machinery. The employee partially amputated three fi ngers in the machinery valve and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, clogged, dust collector, energized, finger, guard, hand, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, partial amputation, point of operation, rotating parts, shear, sheared, unguarded, vacuum vess
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1409268.015 30 M Hospitalized injury

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