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Accident: 201095908 - Employee Amputates Finger In Baler

Accident: 201095908 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 08/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618304508/23/20024212Del Norte Regional Recycling & Transfer Station
At approximately 6:45 a.m. on August 14, 2002, Employee #1, a mechanic supervisor at a recycling plant, was in the southeast corner of the plant. He was repairing and adjusting the cutter on a Model Number 60A040 Cranston baler unit, Serial Number 95120001. When the machine operator actuated the unit, Employee #1's finger was amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, repair, finger, lockout, baler, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126183045 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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