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Accident: 201952603 - Employee Amputates Fingertip When Caught By Clamp

Accident: 201952603 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 07/31/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1805154008/17/20003465Select Tool & Die Corp.
On July 31, 2000, Employee #1, a fixture technician, was performing minor maintenance on a TRW Robotic Can Assembly. The employee reached up to tap a can back into place on Fixture #1 and got her right index finger caught between a closing clamp and the can. At this point, the machine unexpectedly activated and amputated the tip of her right index finger. The machine was not locked out or turned off before beginning the work.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, robot, finger, metal shop, work rules, lockout, caught between, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18051540 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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