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Accident: 14470835 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Calendar Roll On Machine

Accident: 14470835 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 05/13/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10243818105/13/19883354Ekco Products, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 12:05 AM ON APRIL 21, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING THE MIDDLE RUBBER ROLL ON A COATING MACHINE. HE WAS USING A ROLLED UP GLOVE IN HIS LEFT HAND TO WIPE DIRT AND EXCESS PAINT OFF THE ROLL. AS EMPLOYEE #1 WIPED THE ROLL, THE ROLL CAUGHT THE GLOVE AT THE RIGHT CORNER OF THE ROLL ON THE COATER MACHINE. THE ROLL PULLED HIS LEFT HAND IN BETWEEN THE FIXED METAL GUARD AND THE RUBBER ROLL. EMPLOYEE #1 THEN PULLED HIS LEFT HAND FREE FROM BETWEEN THE FIXED METAL GUARD AND THE RUBBER ROLL. HIS LEFT INDEX FINGER AT THE THIRD JOINT WAS AMPUTATED. IN ADDITION, SOME SKIN ON THE PALM OF HIS HAND WAS PULLED OFF.
Keywords: finger, glove, work rules, cleaning, caught by, lockout, coating operation, skin, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102438181 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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