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Accident: 201171048 - Employee Lost Finger Using A Baler

Accident: 201171048 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 11/14/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12569467911/27/20007349Somers Building Maintenance
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 14, 2000, Employee #1 lost his middle finger of his right hand while using a horizontal baler. He was an employee of Somers Building Maintenance. He stuck his finger into a slot on the baler that provides a path for one of the wires that binds the bale together. Employee #1 tried to place the wire through while his finger was in the opening. His finger was sheared while it moved past the opening ram of the baler, with the ram moved back. As a result, his finger was amputated. He went to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, finger, baler
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125694679 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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