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Accident: 170127989 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Machine

Accident: 170127989 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11505039505/26/19922048Protein Blenders Inc. B-P Feeds
At approximately 3:10 a.m. on February 29, 1992, Employee #1 was trying to unclog a Sir Lock machine on the grain bin floor. No standard lockout procedure was followed. The machine had two means for controlling power: one on the first floor and one on the bin floor, approximately 50 ft above. No means of communication between employees existed. Employee #1 turned off the machine and inserted his hand inside to remove material. The supervisors on the first floor energized the machine. The machine amputated the index finger of Employee #1's left hand.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, caught by, lockout, clogged, point of operation, communication, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115050395 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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