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Accident: 200075307 - Employee'S Fingers Are Crushed In Tobacco Machine, Amputated

Accident: 200075307 -- Report ID: 0453720 -- Event Date: 11/27/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31692692205/01/20132111Commonwealth Brands, Inc.
On November 27, 2012, Employee #1 was operating a cigarette-making machine. A tobacco clog occurred in the feed hopper area of the cigarette machine. The employee turned off the machine, and removed the machine cover. Employee #1 then reached into the machine to unclog the tobacco. The employee's hand was caught between the transfer roller and conveyor belt. Employee #1's hand was crushed from the tips of his fingers to the knucklebones. The employee was taken to an area hospital, where his fingers were amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, roller conveyor, clogged, crushed, conveyor, smoking, hand, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316926922 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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