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Accident: 117619.015 - Employee Catches Hand In Machine, Amputates Finger

Accident: 117619.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 03/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1382592.01503/05/2019Plm Operations Llc
At 7:00 a.m. on March 4, 2019, an employee was operating a WCB Ice Cream (an All iance Company) Model Number VL8 Versa Line machine. The employee was overseeing the production line while a coworker operated the line. The machine had stopped running and the employee and the coworker were investigating the cause. The empl oyee located the problem, which was an ice pop stick stuck in the conveyor porti on of the machine. The machine was not running when the employee reached into th e machine through an opening on the side to remove the stick. Once he freed the stick, the machine activated and caught the employee's right ring finger in the pinch point amputating the tip of his finger. The employee was treated at a loca l medical center and released.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, conveyor, energized, finger, fingertip, food processing, guard, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, malfunction, mech malfunction, nip point, pinched,
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1382592.015 34 M Non Hospitalized injury Production coordinators

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