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Accident: 201147667 - Janitor Is Injured While Cleaning Sawdust From Shaper

Accident: 201147667 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/21/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30929502004/19/20063931Rickenbacker International Corporation
On February 21, 2006, Employee #1, a janitor with Rickenbacker (a manufacturer of electric guitars), noticed that a shaper was covered with sawdust. The machine's operator was not present. Employee #1 assumed the shaper was turned off. He opened the door to the exhaust duct and moved the sawdust with his hands towards the open door. His hand then came into contact with the shaper blade, injuring the back of his hand and amputating his left fourth finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment, including surgery.
Keywords: janitor, sawdust, duct, dust, ventilation, finger, cleaning, lockout, blade, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309295020 Hospitalized injury Amputation Janitors and cleaners

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