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Accident: 129483.015 - Employee Amputates Fingertip Between Plate And Bracket

Accident: 129483.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 08/13/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1492678.01508/13/2020Edgewell Personal Care, Llc
At 6:45 a.m. on August 13, 2020, an employee was performing maintenance on a met al extrusion plate which which measured approximately 2.5 inches by 34.5 inches by 36 inches wide and weighed approximately 650 pounds. The plate was sitting up right on a work bench attached by a bolt to a triangular support bracket to prev ent the plate from tipping over during maintenance. The employee was facing the broad side of the mold plate using a brass rod and hammer to tap out inserts fro m the mold. In order to reach inserts higher up on the mold, the employee needed to reposition the mold. The employee placed her right hand on the support brack et at the base of the mold and pushed away to slide the mold plate across the wo rk bench. Friction between the bottom of the mold plate and the top of the work bench caused the mold plate to begin rotate on the bolt away from the employee. The employee had her fingers placed in openings on the support bracket grabbing the bracket and applying force as the plate rotated against the bracket. The emp loyee caught her right ring fingertip in a nip point crushing it and resulting i n an amputation and medical treatment. The employee was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, bolt, caught between, die, finger, fingertip, hand, lost control, maintenance, mold, mold plates, nip point, partial amputation, shear, sheared, unsecured, unstable load, unstable position, work s
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1492678.015 20 F Non Hospitalized injury Tool and die maker apprentices

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