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Accident: 14567499 - Employee'S Hand Caught In Warper Machine

Accident: 14567499 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/11/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
320006012/30/19852211Musgrove Mills Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A BARBER COLEMAN WARPER. ONE OF THE ENDS BROKE, SO EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO TIE THE END BACK IN. THE WARPER STARTED UP, CATCHING HER HAND BETWEEN THE BEAM AND THE DRUM. SHE SUFFERED MULTIPLE FRACTURES AND LACERATIONS TO THE LEFT HAND, AND THE AMPUTATION OF THREE FINGERS AS WELL. THE WARPER WAS PROVIDED WITH A SAFETY GATE, WHICH WAS FOUND TO BE IN THE UP POSITION. WARPER #DW499 RUNS AT 674.16 YARDS PER MINUTE.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, laceration, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3200060 Hospitalized injury Amputation Winding and twisting machine operators

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