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Accident: 201037066 - Employee Amputates Finger While Operating Saw

Accident: 201037066 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/02/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547782001/05/20053449Bison Engineering Inc
At 12:15 p.m. on December 2, 2004, Employee #1, a machinist, was operating a metal cutting saw that was improperly guarded in an approximate 1,000 square feet machine shop. The employer specializes in machining metal parts. Employee #1 was cutting 4- to 6-inch rings out of a cylinder that measured about 4-feet high by 4-feet wide and attached to a Waldrich Siegen lathe, Part Number L-4. The lathe was equipped with a circular saw that rotated in the opposite direction of the lathe. As Employee #1 was using a handheld jig to measure the thickness of each ring, the saw was still running. The saw blade caught Employee #1's glove on his left hand and pulled his hand into the danger zone. He suffered the amputation of a whole finger and partial second finger on his left hand. Emergency services we contacted, and Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for his injury.
Keywords: lathe, amputated, finger, guard, machinist, work station, circular saw, saw, caught between, metal saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305477820 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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