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Accident: 201105863 - Employee Amputates Three Fingers Clearing Machine Jam

Accident: 201105863 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 11/11/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12576286404/14/20050724Dos Palos Cooperative Gin, Inc.
At approximately 6:50 p.m. on November 11, 2004, a supervisory employee managing a plant, was clearing a blockage in the Seed Feeder Machine at Dos Palos Cooperative Cotton Gin, Inc. The employee forgot to lockout the Seed Feeder Machine at the fuse box during cleaning operations. With the machine operating, the employee reached in and got his hand caught. Three fingers on his left hand were amputated, and the employee was hospitalized. He was treated at Los Banos Memorial Hospital and relocated to the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, for further treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, cleaning, caught by, lockout, cotton gin, hand, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125762864 Hospitalized injury Amputation Managers, farms, except horticultural

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