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Accident: 170899322 - Employee'S Fingertips Amputated In Tube Bending Machine

Accident: 170899322 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/14/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12003019203/28/19963465Manik Motors Inc
Employee #1 and a coworker, the first and second shift operators of a tube bending machine, were discussing the quality of parts being produced. The coworker turned to operate the controls, which were 3 ft away, not realizing that Employee #1's hands were on the hold blocks of the machine. When the tube bender was activated, the blocks shut, amputating the tips of three fingers.
Keywords: amputated, blocks, finger, work rules, bending machine, caught between, communication, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120030192 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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