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Accident: 201156551 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated When Caught In Tunnion Roller

Accident: 201156551 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/10/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085836206/06/20023272Ameron International Water Transmission Group
At about 11:52 a.m. on May 10, 2002, Employee #1 was working on the Wheel-A-Brator line in the through-put department. Employee #1 was applying duct tape on a 40-in. by 40-ft concrete pipe to identify the sections of the pipe that are to remain uncoated before they go through the blaster and special coating process. While taping the pipe, Employee #1's left hand got caught between the pipe and the tunnion roller, a rubber wheel to guide the pipe, and pulled to the pinch points. Employee #1 sustained amputation of his left thumb and degloving on four fingers. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: wheel, blasting, amputated, thumb, roller--mach/part, caught between, coating operation, concrete pipe, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300858362 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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