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Accident: 170896633 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Pan Stacker

Accident: 170896633 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 04/28/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12026665505/18/19995461Bestfoods Baking Company
At approximately 5:45 p.m. on April 28, 1999, Employee #1, of the Best Foods Baking Company, was clearing a jammed pan from inside a pan stacker on line #3 when the air piston suddenly descended and amputated the tip of his right index finger. Employee #1 had shut off the power to the machine before attempting to clear the jam, but apparently was unaware that energy could be stored within the piston. The employer also stated that he did not know about the potential for stored energy until the accident occurred.
Keywords: air pressure, amputated, finger, piston, bakery rack, jammed, caught between, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120266655 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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