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Accident: 201498573 - Employee'S Fingers Contact Fan And Are Amputated

Accident: 201498573 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 01/11/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31672642101/17/20142656International Paper Company
At approximately 5:45 p.m. on January 11, 2014, Employee #1 was working on a project to repaint the flooring in a production area. She adjusted the angle of the pedestal fans used to help dry the paint. As she moved the head of the fan, her hand contacted its metal blades, which resulted in the amputation of two fingers on her right hand. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital, where she was treated and then hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, fan, fan blade, finger, struck against, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316726421 Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors, production occupations

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