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Accident: 201090743 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Die Cutter

Accident: 201090743 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 04/18/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620549105/07/19972653Tenneco Packing
Employee #1 was cleaning a die cutter, wiping it down with a cloth rag, when the rag became caught in a power chain. His right hand was pulled into the chain and sprocket, amputating his index finger and lacerating his middle finger. The employer was issued a serious citation for failure to ensure that the machine was de-energized or blocked out prior to cleaning.
Keywords: chain, amputated, die cutting press, finger, work rules, cleaning, caught between, laceration, sprocket, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126205491 Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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