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Accident: 170694145 - Employee'S Hand Amputated In Cotton Gin

Accident: 170694145 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/04/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12577650012/05/19960724West Valley Cotton Growers
During the operation of a cotton gin, the ginner unlocked the rear access panel door to look into the duct to see if cotton was blowing through it. He was walking to the control panel to lockout the cotton gin, when Employee #1, who was working behind the ginner, stuck his right hand into the machine without checking that the machine had stopped. His hand was caught by the gin's rotating paddle and amputated. The machine was not locked out before the access door was unlocked.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, agriculture, work rules, lockout, cotton gin, communication, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125776500 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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