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Accident: 200523355 - Employee Suffers Finger Amputation

Accident: 200523355 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/08/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30376695010/26/20013398Advanced Heat Treat Corp
Employee #1 was connecting a "quick connect" coupling of a cooling water hose on a heat treat process vessel while he was standing on a vacuum pump. The connection was located near the limit of Employee #1's overhead reach. As Employee #1 was removing his hands from the operation the little finger of the right hand contacted the excess metal protruding from the hose clamp used to secure the connection of the coupling and the hose. When Employee #1 stepped from the pump to a step stool the metal clamp removed flesh and bone resulting in amputation of the little finger of the right hand. Employee #1 was treated for his injury but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, vacuum vessel, water hose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303766950 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Heat treating equipment operators

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