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Accident: 170155477 - Employee'S Finger Crushed In Rebar Bending Machine

Accident: 170155477 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 09/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11221837510/02/19903312Amber Steel
Employee #1, age 18, was bending rebar in a table-type rebar bending machine when, in a moment of inattention, his finger became caught with the rebar. He suffered crushing injuries that required medical aid, and was off work for over a month. During the investigation, it was observed that the foot switch for the hydraulically activated bending machine was unguarded, and a general citation was issued for that violation.
Keywords: rebar, finger, work rules, caught by, bending machine, crushed, laceration, foot-powered press, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112218375 Non Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified

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