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Accident: 170189898 - Employee'S Finger Amputated While Trying To Catch Rod

Accident: 170189898 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 01/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11977701902/04/19933366Cerro Metal Products Co.
On January 21, 1993, Employee #1, of Cerro Metal Products Co., was operating the #3 Schumag machine. He pulled the lever, or clutch, to stop the machine and attempted to catch the finished product, called a rod, as it came out. The rod hit his right ring finger and amputated it. The clutch, similar to the stick shift in an old truck, did not work smoothly and the employee had to pull hard on it. Attempting to catch the moving product was an unsafe practice. A general violation, T8CCR 3328(g), and a serious violation, 3203(a)(4), were observed and cited. An unrelated serious violation was also found and cited. The machine's identification: Schumag, Aachen, type KZRP2, Fab. Nr. 4377, Baujhr. 1956, Ziehkraftmak Bto, Zieceschenuman 28m, Arb Bereich 394-1.0.
Keywords: amputated, clutch lever, finger, work rules
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119777019 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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