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Accident: 201204302 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated Cleaning A Machine

Accident: 201204302 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 12/01/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31377274112/02/20092041Grain Millers Inc
On December 1, 2009, Employee #1 was performing maintenance on a machine using compressed air to clean the mechanisms. He used his fingers in an attempt to remove a foreign body that was not responding to the compressed air. His fingers became wedged between the pinwheel and drum, amputating them. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, cleaning, machine operator, compressed air, caught between, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313772741 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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