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Accident: 14377048 - Amputation Of Left Little Finger

Accident: 14377048 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 06/04/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
133944908/20/19843714Midas International Corp
On June 4, 1984, at about 9:00 a.m., Employee #1 was performing end finishing on muffler pipes with an Eagle spinner machine. He was pushing the pipe with his left hand and got it too close to the closing dies of the machine. His finger, which was extended, was pinched in the jaws of the dies. He was hospitalized for his injury. Guards on the machine were loose to accommodate the awkward pipe. The pipe had a bend that was very close to the end, which made guarding the point of operation difficult. The machine was somewhat different from the other spinners at the workplace. The employee was new and might not have been following instructions well.
Keywords: die, amputated, die jaw, finger, guard
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1339449 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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