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Accident: 201615309 - Employee Gets Finger Struck By A Grinder Wheel Explosion

Accident: 201615309 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 10/03/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31663514310/08/20123443Harris Thermal Transfer Products Inc
On October 3, 2012, Employee #1 of Harris Thermal Transfer Products Inc., was using a "big" air grinder without a guard. Employee #1 was smoothing out a welding bevel so that the flange would fit tight when all of a sudden the grinding wheel broke and pieces of the wheel struck his left pinky finger. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and had surgery on his finger the next morning. The injury sustained was a dislocated knuckle and a bone that was broken in two places where a pin was inserted.
Keywords: wheel, fracture, pin, finger, explosion, struck by, grinding wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316635143 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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