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Accident: 201522133 - Employee Amputates Fingers In Mill Gears

Accident: 201522133 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 06/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12315385006/23/20043089Pastanch Llc
On June 23, 2004, Employee #1 was adjusting gears on a mill while the unit remained energized. A coworker, the company manager, was working with Employee #1 and thought he heard Employee #1 say "okay," so he turned the mill on. The gears began to rotate, pulling Employee #1's hand in between the gears, crushing and amputating four of Employee #1 fingers on his left hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: amputated, finger, lockout, milling machine, caught between, crushed, plastic mfg, communication, gear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123153850 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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