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Accident: 201116209 - Employee Finger Amputated While Cleaning Press Tamper

Accident: 201116209 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/27/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618904211/13/20020724Buttonwillow Ginning Co.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on October 27, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker, both working for Buttonwillow Ginning Co., were cleaning the press tamper of the cotton gin which was stuck. Both were at the elevated platform above the press box. Employee #1 pulled on the V-belts to the drive motor. As the tamper became unstuck, the weight of the tamper caused the belt drives to move. Employee #1's right hand got caught between the belts and pulley, smashing right middle finger. On October 31, 2002, the tip of the finger was surgically amputated to the first joint. Employee #1was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, cotton gin, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126189042 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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