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Accident: 170736367 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Wire Drawing Machine

Accident: 170736367 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/26/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11977911409/16/19943315Industrial Wire Products Corp
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on August 26, 1994, Employee #1, of Industrial Wire Products Corp., Los Angeles, CA, was operating wire drawing machine #126. The wire became entangled and he put his left middle finger into the machine to release the wire without shutting off the power. Employee #1's fingertip was amputated. He was taken to the Santa Fe Industrial Clinic for treatment. Employee #1 has several years of experience and was trained in safe operations. The employer issued a written warning to him on September 12, 1994. Employee #1 failed to shut off the machine and block it. There is insufficient evidence of any violation.
Keywords: amputated, blocks, finger, work rules, lockout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119779114 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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