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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170737563 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Cutter Of Molding Machine

Accident: 170737563 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 06/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991015606/09/19952511Wambold Funiture
On June 6, 1995, Employee #1, of Wambold Furniture, was setting up a Wadkin molding machine, serial #FBN186010-87880, for a particular cut to be used in the manufacture of a piece of wood furniture. The machine was coasting to a stop. He reached over the machine to lock the top cutter and was feeling for it when his right hand fingers went under the guard and came in contact with the top cutter. His index and middle fingers were amputated. Employee #1 was transported by his employer to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The machine has since been modified to avoid a reoccurrence of an accident. A citation was issued for a serious violation of T8CCR 3314(a)(3).
Keywords: amputated, finger, molding machine, work rules, lockout, set up, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119910156 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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