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Accident: 127928.015 - Employee Amputates Finger While Unclogging Rotary Airlock Fe

Accident: 127928.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 07/20/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484477.01507/22/2020Roanoke Cement Company, Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on July 20, 2020, an employee was reaching into a dust collector t o remove a clump of hardened cement which was blocking cement powder from flowin g down through the Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc. Rotary Airlock Feeder. The clump ha d stopped the rotor from completing a turn. The employee reached in to remove th e clump allowing the rotor to rotate. The employee had his hand in the point of operation and amputated the tip of his left index finger requiring medical treat ment. The employee was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, cement powder, dust collector, finger, fingertip, guard, hand, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, maintenance, material handling, partial amputation, pinched, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484477.015 41 M Non Hospitalized injury Industrial engineering technicians

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