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Accident: 202316188 - Employee Amputates Finger In Machine During Maintenance

Accident: 202316188 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30989637107/14/20063674Seagate Technology
On July 10, 2006, Employee #1, a maintenance technician, was instructed to check an oil leak on a DTI auto packing machine. The employee opened the lower door of the machine without turning its power off. He found that the oil leak originated from a blown out shaft seal. As he was wiping the lower base plate with his left hand in a blind reach position, his thumb was sheared by a displacing vertical shaft. He was treated at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, and was released the same day.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, caught by, thumb, lockout, point of operation, shaft, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309896371 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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