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Accident: 202074902 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Mixer

Accident: 202074902 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 04/21/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30549345405/02/20022821Americhem Of Ohio, Inc.
At about 12:30 a.m. on April 21, 2002, Employee #1 was operating a Stewart Bolling Intensive Mixer when material collected between the rotors and discharge door, preventing the discharge door from closing. After Locking out the mixer, he acquired a pry bar, and entered the pit area under the machine to remove jammed material. While loosening the material with the bar, he injured his left hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized with four amputated fingers. An investigation revealed that the rotors continue to rotate for 20 seconds after the machine is deenergized, allowing Employee #1 to contact the point of operation.
Keywords: amputated, rotor, finger, mixer, jammed, lockout, point of operation, pry bar
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305493454 Hospitalized injury Amputation Mixing and blending machine operators

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