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Accident: 170088488 - Employee'S Hand Amputated By Bottom Cutting Head

Accident: 170088488 -- Report ID: 1054119 -- Event Date: 04/06/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11577426704/06/19927363Selectemp Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11575526604/06/19925031Real Wood Products Co
At about 8:30 a.m. on April 6, 1992, Employee #1 was watching a coworker unjam a Woods Molder, model #134BM. He recognized that the piece of cedar being used as the tapper had slipped off center. He didn't see any hazards, and since he had gloves on to protect his hands from slivers, Employee #1 reached in to realign the pieces of cedar. He made contact with the bottom cutting head and his right hand was severed at the wrist. First aid was administered and he was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital, where surgery was performed.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, hand, maintenance, lockout, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115774267 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction
2 115755266 Occupation Not Listed

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