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Accident: 200534659 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Mill

Accident: 200534659 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/27/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31617659311/15/20113523John Deere & Co. Waterloo Operations
On October 27, 2011, Employee #1 had just finished a piece on a Bridgeport manual mill and placed gloves back on his hands. He reached for an air wand with his right hand and turned the power switch off with his left hand. As Employee #1 moved the air wand to blow a part off, his right hand contacted the mill's still-spinning spindle. His hand was pulled into the mill, causing a fractured thumb and amputations to the tips of his pinky and ring fingers.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, amputated, finger, glove, cleaning, caught by, thumb, milling machine, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316176593 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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