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Accident: 201509148 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Paper Baler

Accident: 201509148 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/11/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31235542302/19/20095093Northern California Paper Recyclers, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on February 11, 2009, Employee #1, a baler operator, was operating a Nexgen Tieger auto-tie paper baler and was checking the wires of the baler. He reached into the tie system and his thumb, index finger, and middle finger were amputated. He was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, machine operator, thumb, lockout, baler
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312355423 Hospitalized injury Amputation Compressing and compacting machine operators

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