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Accident: 14215040 - Hand Amputated In Chlorinator Machine

Accident: 14215040 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/08/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1514180705/10/19843069Abbott Laboratories Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 OPENED THE DOOR OF THE CHLORINATOR TO TAKE A SAMPLE OF THE SOLUTION (WATER AND CHLORINE). HE CAUGHT HIS HAND BETWEEN THE CYLINDER AND OUTER HULL OF THE MACHINE. HIS HAND WAS AMPUTATED. THE EMPLOYEE DIED FROM LOSS OF BLOOD. THE CHLORINATOR DOOR WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN INTERLOCK.
Keywords: amputated, loss of blood, cylinder, lockout, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15141807 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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