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Accident: 200536019 - Employee Amputates Left Middle Finger While Ram Cycling

Accident: 200536019 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/27/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31731025809/03/20134953North Central Iowa Regional Recycling Center
On August 27, 2013, Employee #1, a forklift driver and maintenance worker with North Central Iowa Regional Recycling Center, was assisting a coworker with ram cycling of a multi-purpose baler. Employee #1 went to side of the baler to adjust the machine light sensor that tripped ram operation. Employee #1 did not turn the machine off, nor did he perform LOTO prior to working on machine. The guard over the sensor was removed, and Employee #1 tried to adjust the light beam. Employee #1's fingers covered the light beam and triggered the ram operation. Employee #1's left middle finger was inside the machine wall, and his finger was amputated at the first knuckle. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, driver, waste proc fac, industrial truck, baler, lighting, automatic restart, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317310258 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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