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Accident: 200532570 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Pentalift Tilt Table

Accident: 200532570 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31259034209/18/20084222Des Moines Cold Storage Co., Inc.
On August 15, 2008, an employee was operating a Pentalift tilt table along with two coworkers. One of the coworkers activated the lift table smashing the ring and middle finger of the employee. The middle finger was amputated by the machine between the first and second knuckle. The ring finger was smashed and was amputated by doctor to the middle of the nail. The employee was then transferred to Broadlawns Medical Center in Polk County Iowa. The machine involved was a Pantalift Tilting Table Model Number TTLP4000.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, caught between, crushed, struck by, tilt-frame hoist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312590342 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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