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Accident: 170729347 - Employee'S Finger Caught In Unguarded Rotary Fan

Accident: 170729347 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/17/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11985718302/25/19933728Loral Electro Optical Co.
At about 11:30 a.m. on February 17, 1993, Employee #1 of Loral Optical Systems was doing some testing on a transmodulator machine located inside the 5 DS test station, room #E 318. He put his left hand behind the machine to check if the fan was sucking air and accidentally hit the fan, which was unguarded.. He suffered the amputation of the 1st phalanx of the left small finger and was taken to Saint Luke's Hospital in Pasadena, CA, where he was held for a couple of hours and released to recuperate at home. A safety violation was cited because the fan was unguarded.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, fan, fan blade, finger, test equipment, unguarded, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119857183 Hospitalized injury Amputation Electrical and electronic engineers

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