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Accident: 14450019 - Employee Injures Hand In Pulp Press, Later Amputated

Accident: 14450019 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 11/25/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10458031104/14/19872621Champion International Corporation
Employee #1 was taking pulp samples from an Andritz pulp press when the sheets began to pile up between the guard and the pulp shredder. Employee #1 stood on the machine and reached around the guard to push the pulp sheets into the shredder. His glove became caught in the shredder, and his right hand was pulled in and shredded. The hand had to be surgically amputated at the wrist.
Keywords: clothing, amputated, glove, work rules, caught by, lockout, press operator, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104580311 Hospitalized injury Amputation Chemists, except biochemists

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