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Accident: 171055973 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Picker On Blower Machine

Accident: 171055973 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 02/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12678401602/19/19985087Kiser Sawmills
Employee #1 opened an access panel to unclog a blower machine. The front picker was still turning and her left hand became caught in the rotating blades, amputating all four fingers and most of her thumb. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where the remainder of her thumb and part of her hand to just above the wrist were surgically amputated.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, rotating knife, caught by, thumb, clogged, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126784016 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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