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Accident: 201157112 - Employee Injured While Operating Pelletzing Machine

Accident: 201157112 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085980810/09/20023089Talco Plastics, Inc.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on October 4, 2002, Employee #1 was operating a plastic pelletizing machine (Model Number: 8, Serial Number: 264550-B-88015). A malfunction occurred and Employee #1 opened the cover on the machine to remove a jammed plastic piece from the roll/blade section. The machine was not deenergized and in normal operation mode. While clearing the jam, Employee #1's glove on his left hand was pulled into the rolls/blades, crushing his hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury, which required the amputation of four fingers on his left hand.
Keywords: amputated, finger, roller--mach/part, crushed, blade, pelletizing plant, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300859808 Hospitalized injury Amputation Extruding and forming machine operators

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