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Accident: 201065919 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated While Cleaning Laundry Press

Accident: 201065919 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30079192811/06/20027011Westgate Hotel
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 26, 2002, a maintenance technician of Westgate Hotel, was servicing an industrial-size ironing machine in the basement. The employee exposed the chain drive of the machine in order to lubricate it. However, he failed to ensure that the power was disengaged. His hand got caught in the in-running chain and gear drive during the service operation, amputating part of his right thumb. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: chain, maintenance, amputated, thumb, lockout, caught between, gear, ironing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300791928 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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