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Accident: 201497351 - Employee Catches And Amputates Fingers In Lint Machine

Accident: 201497351 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/11/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672110901/02/20130131Broadview Co-Op Gin Inc
On December 11, 2012, Employee #1 was operating a Lummus lint cleaner (Model Number 86) in a cotton gin factory. Lint had clogged the machinery. Employee #1 placed his right hand inside the cylinder saw of the lint cleaner to remove the clog. The machine caught his hand and amputated multiple fingers up to the first knuckle of each finger. Employee #1 was airlifted to a medical center for emergency surgery and treatment. Following the surgical procedures and medical treatment, he was hospitalized for postoperative care.
Keywords: amputated, finger, caught by, clogged, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316721109 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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