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Accident: 170202865 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Feather Grinder

Accident: 170202865 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/24/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11192037706/11/19912077Darling Delaware
Employee #1 was operating a feathering machine, which grinds chicken feathers into animal feed. The machine jammed, and Employee #1 opened the inspection door while the equipment was still energized. As he attempted to clear the jam manually, his glove became caught and his hand was pulled in by a rotating air lock assembly. The tips of three fingers were amputated. The machine had accessible switches, but Employee #1 did not use them to shut off the equipment before attempting to clear the jam.
Keywords: clothing, rotating parts, amputated, finger, glove, work rules, caught by, jammed, lockout, grinding machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111920377 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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