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Accident: 200381184 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Machine Roller

Accident: 200381184 -- Report ID: 0336000 -- Event Date: 08/24/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31576371409/01/20112033Welch Foods, Inc.
On August 24, 2011, Employee #1, with Welch Foods, Inc., was cleaning a Jagenburg Solar 50 labeling machine. As part of regular maintenance of the machine, she removed guards to clean glue off the roller and applicator pads. Employee #1 used an after-market jogging switch, installed by the employer, in order to access the parts for cleaning. The jogging switch was a hand control on a flexible cord. While pressing the jog button with her left hand and cleaning the roller with her right hand, Employee #1's right middle and ring fingers became caught between the roller and the applicator pad. She was treated at a hospital for partial amputations of both fingers.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, hand control, finger, cleaning, lockout, roller--mach/part, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315763714 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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