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Accident: 201262425 - Finger Tip Is Amputated By Baling Wire

Accident: 201262425 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 10/13/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31262483610/21/20082677National Envelope - Elk Grove Village Llc
Around 11:30 am, on October 13, 2008, Employee #1 was operating a baler machine when a bale was ready to be tied. Employee #1 started feeding the baling wire through the slot from one side to the other. As he fed the wire through, it stuck in the middle, and the worker could not push it through. Employee #1 started to clear out the slot with his finger. However, the plunger became activated and amputated the tip of his right index finger. Employee was not trained on lock-out procedures during trouble shooting, servicing, or maintenance.
Keywords: amputated, metal wire, finger, stuck, lockout, baler
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312624836 Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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