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Accident: 200375947 - Employee Finger Is Amputated In Notcher Machine

Accident: 200375947 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/12/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31620263903/22/20125039Duraforce Vinyl Products Llc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 12, 2012, an employee working for Duraforce Vinyl Products Llc was notching parts on a pneumatic notcher. The employee was notching a piece of material when it became lodged in the point of operation. The material jammed on the right side of the notcher, and the left side of the machine was engaged when the laser beam was broken and the right side of the notcher was engaged by a foot pedal. The employee reached inside to remove the material, resulting in an amputation of his left index fingertip.
Keywords: beam, amputated, finger, foot control, laser, machine operator, jammed, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316202639 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Nailing and tacking machine operators

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