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Accident: 201037116 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Paper Shredder

Accident: 201037116 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/29/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547831504/26/20052657Triple A Containers
On December 29, 2004, Employee #1, an account manager, was clearing a jam in the paper shredder, a Destroyit Model Number 3801A. He tried several different methods before opening the cover to the unit. On one side of the shredder was a chain and sprocket drive, which drove the roller that pulls the paper in. Employee #1 was testing the unit by engaging the forward/reverse switch, when his right index finger was pulled into the chain and sprocket drive. Employee #1's finger was amputated, but he was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, paper shredder, finger, paper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305478315 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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