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Accident: 170717300 - Employee'S Finger Amputated By Test Equipment

Accident: 170717300 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/17/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12021926609/15/19943411Silgan Containers Corp
Employee #1 attempted to clear a damaged can from an in-going chute on the #1 tester on line 2 without locking out the test equipment. A tester pocket closed on his left hand, lifting his body into the interlocked guard and stopping the machine. His finger was later amputated at the doctor's office.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, work rules, caught by, interlock, lockout, test equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120219266 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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