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Accident: 201123981 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught In Baler

Accident: 201123981 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 07/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083800008/01/20023089Merrill'S Packaging, Inc.
At approximately 9:48 a.m. on July 25, 2002, Employee #1 was removing a piece of plastic waste material that was sticking out of a baling machine which was not guarded. His finger became caught in the operating baler and was amputated. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, caught between, baler, nip point, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300838000 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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