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Accident: 170900906 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated On Grinding Wheel

Accident: 170900906 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/09/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12002960810/14/19973546Deutsch American Pneumatic Tool
Employee #1 was being instructed by a supervisor on how to run a centerless grinder. Under normal operation, a part was inserted into the side of the machine and was automatically ejected from the opposite side. Employee #1 did not understand this and he reached into the machine. His finger struck the abrasive wheel, sustaining enough damage that the tip had to be surgically amputated. Employee #1 normally worked as a painter and operating the grinder was not part of his regular job responsibilities.
Keywords: grinder, finger, struck against, inexperience, abrasive wheel, grinding wheel, painter, untrained, grinding machine, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120029608 Hospitalized injury Amputation Grinding, abrading, buffing & polishing mach. op's

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