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Accident: 126090455 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated In Machinery

Accident: 126090455 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/26/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609045509/10/20037361Csi Employer Serivces, Llc
At 7:30 a.m. on August 26, 2003, Employee #1, a maintenance employee, was checking an air compressor, Number 3, Model Number 10-25, manufactured by Sullair Corporated, at AW Engineering Company, Incorporated. There was a 3-in. space between the motor and the fan of this air compressor, in which the revolving shaft was exposed while the air compressor was being operated. While Employee #1 was standing with his back facing this space, a rag that was in the back pocket of his overall was caught and wrapped around the exposed, revolving shaft. That caused the rag to pull away from his pocket. Employee #1 tried to pull it back toward him without knowing the source of the pulling, but his right hand was drawn in toward the exposed-revolving shaft of an air compressor. Employee #1 amputated two fingers and fractured another finger. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, amputated, finger, caught by, compressed air, shaft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126090455 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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