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Accident: 201634821 - Employee'S Hand Is Amputated While Cleaning Machine

Accident: 201634821 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 09/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30824349209/23/20043691Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc
At approximately 11:55 a.m. on September 23, 2004, Employee #1 was cleaning oxide from a machine's guard while on a ladder. He left the machine running while he cleaned within the guard, whose end cap was missing. When he placed his hand and arm approximately 16 in. into the guard, his hand came into contact with the drive gear, which pulled his hand in and amputated it. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, guard, cleaning, ladder, lockout, point of operation, gear, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308243492 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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