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Accident: 200528966 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated While Cleaning A Machine

Accident: 200528966 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/21/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30668496008/18/20047349Kaiser Contract Cleaning Specialists, Inc.
On July 21, 2004, Employee #1 was cleaning the Toe Clipper Popper, which clips the toe nails of cattle feet. While performing the final rinsing of the machine with water from a hose and pipe nozzle, he inadvertently made contact with the tripping mechanism rod. This activated a shield to descend, amputating the tip of his right ring finger. The accident was caused by failure to lock out/tag out the equipment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, cleaning, trip rod, lockout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306684960 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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