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Accident: 170180848 - Employee'S Hand Partially Amputated Between Cylinder/Roller

Accident: 170180848 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 12/06/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215547812/09/19912515Hermann Mattress
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 6, 1991, Employee #1, of Kerman Mattress Co. Inc., was operating a garnett machine, which processes cotton into sheets to be used in mattresses. Portions of the cotton that was being run started to ball up at the point between the cylinders and the main roller. Employee #1 went to the trouble spot, raised the cover guard for the cylinders, and reached in to pull out the balled cotton. The cylinders and the main roller grabbed his fingers and pulled them in. The cylinders and roller chewed Employee #1's right hand to a point below the knuckles. His hand was partially amputated.
Keywords: garnett machine, maintenance, amputated, cylinder, finger, work rules, lockout, roller--mach/part, nip point, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112155478 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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