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Accident: 170089478 - Employee Amputates Hand While Cleaning Running Rollers

Accident: 170089478 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 06/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12376142106/01/19932952Herbert Malarkey Roofing Company
On May 28, 1993, Employee #1 caught his right hand in the rollers of the cutter/rewinder for 3-tab roofing shingles. He was being trained by an experienced operator and had been running the equipment for several hours. He was using a putty knife to scrape the accumulated asphalt from the upper roller while the machine was running at approximately 450 rpm. His hand was drawn into the rollers, which have cutting knives, and was amputated above the wrist.
Keywords: amputated, work rules, cleaning, lockout, roller--mach/part, inexperience, point of operation, hand, unguarded, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123761421 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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