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Accident: 200531887 - Employee Amputates Finger When Struck By Cylinder Piston

Accident: 200531887 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/31/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31008932108/29/20072431V-T Industries Inc.
On July 31, 2007, Employee #1 was trying to remove glue from the warming pot on the Homag edge banding machine. Employee #1 put his right index finger in the warming pot cylinder to remove some stray glue. The piston shot back very quickly and removed a portion of Employee #1's right index finger.
Keywords: amputated, glue, pot, finger, machine operator, piston
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310089321 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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