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Accident: 136362.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Pinched Between Clamp An

Accident: 136362.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 03/25/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1522204.01503/31/2021Manitowoc Tool & Machining, Llc
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on March 25, 2021, an employee was placing a part on the fixture which then would be clamped down prior to operations beginning. The #770-02 Mazak Mega Turn 900S CNC turning machine had recently been installed an d was used in production for two to three weeks to manufacture one part. The em ployee would place the part weighing approximately 34 pounds onto the horizontal fixture, which had three clamps to secure the part. The clamps were activated with a foot pedal and would apply between 110-120 psi of pressure. At the time of the incident, the employee placed the part onto the fixture and activated the foot pedal while his hand was resting on the part. His left ring finger was lo cated in the direction of travel of the clamp and was caught between the clamp a nd part. The employee activated the foot pedal to release the clamp and removed his hand/finger from the part. The employee amputated his left-hand ring finge r and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught between, finger, foot pedal, hold-down clamp
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1522204.015 63 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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