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Accident: 201144946 - Employee Amputates Finger While Using Milling Machine

Accident: 201144946 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/31/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535365804/08/20043728Western Methods
At 9:50 p.m. on March 31, 2004, Employee #1, an assistant mechanic, was repairing a Cincinnati-Milacron 3 spindle, 5 axis gantry milling machine, Employer Asset Number 32, which was not working properly about the x-axis. His employer is a manufacturer of aircraft parts for passenger jets and helicopters. With the machine still operating, he opened the x-axis servo motor box and was attempting to determine why the gears were not working properly. Employee #1 grabbed the top gear with his left thumb and index finger. When the gear broke loose, it revolved, taking his index finger between the gears and leaving it hanging by a small section of skin. Surgical reattachment of the finger was successful.
Keywords: amputated, finger, mechanic, milling machine, gear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305353658 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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