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Accident: 201800844 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Sealing Machine

Accident: 201800844 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/09/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718046303/15/20063991Brush Research Mfg Co., Inc.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on March 9, 2006, Employee #1 was troubleshooting a Thermoforming Sealing Machine, Serial Number FA3380, located in packaging department of the Brush Research Manufacturing Company. The factory installed guard was in place on the machine; however, Employee #1 reached around it to see if the heating plate was hot. She was injured, when the die came down and amputated her index finger.
Keywords: die, amputated, die cutting press, finger, work rules, machine operator, die guard
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307180463 Hospitalized injury Amputation Packaging and filling machine operators

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