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Accident: 201073103 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Cutting Machine

Accident: 201073103 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/24/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081913111/04/20083842Djo Llc
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 24, 2008, Employee #1 was operating a Sheffield Strip Cutter machine (Model Number HC-810). Employee #1 reached from the back of the machine to straighten the tube to get a straight cut. The machine cuts the tubes using a shearing action. Employee #1's left index finger contacted the shear and was amputated up to the first digit. The machine did not have proper guarding at the point of operation. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, shear, finger, guard, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310819131 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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