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Accident: 200758415 - Employee'S Foot Is Amputated By Paper Baler

Accident: 200758415 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 03/03/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31047680903/20/20072752Freeport Press, Inc.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on March 3, 2007, Employee #1 was working with a Maren Baler, Model Number 3101-6810. Scrap paper was clogging the intake of the baler, so he climbed on top of the bale section of the baler, unbolted an air filter frame, put his left leg/foot in the filter opening and began to push the clog into the baler. Employee #1's foot crossed an electric sensor eye, which cycled the compression cylinder, and severed his foot. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: compressor, amputated, cylinder, lockout, caught between, baler, paper machine, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310476809 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous printing machine operators

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