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Accident: 201622107 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Machine Gears

Accident: 201622107 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 09/25/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30969484209/25/20067213Alsco Inc
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on September 25, 2006, Employee #1 was applying grease to the drive gears of the Number 4 Ironer. He had turned the machine off using control circuitry, but had not locked out the energy source. When another employee reenergized the machine drive, Employee #1's right hand was pulled into the rotating nip point. He was hospitalized for an amputation of his index finger.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, repair, finger, caught by, lockout, nip point, gear, hand, lubricating
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309694842 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial machinery repairers

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