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Accident: 170722045 - Employee Injured While Buffing Piece Of Metal

Accident: 170722045 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/13/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12564006001/23/19963542Contract Metal Products, Inc
At 9:00 a.m. on May 13, 1995, Employee #1, a 30-year-old finisher with more than four years of employment, was buffing a piece of stainless steel on the wheel of a Vanguard buffer. The wheel pulled the part out of his hand, amputating his right little finger and fracturing his right clavicle. Employee #1 failed to use the special tool provided at the work station for holding the part while using the buffer. His actions violated the employer's written safety rules.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, steel, finger, work rules, collarbone, extension handle, struck by, abrasive wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125640060 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Grinding, abrading, buffing & polishing mach. op's

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