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Accident: 202443511 - Employee Amputates Toes In Wire Mesh Machine

Accident: 202443511 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/01/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12594215104/25/20063496Viking Wire Inc
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on March 1, 2006, Employee #1 climbed on top of a wire mesh machine to check the misalignment of the 5-foot wide wire mesh with wire end nibblers. His left foot was on an idler roll while he was looking at a cross wire stand on his left front side. His left foot slipped and became caught in the running nibbler gears (wire end cutting wheels). Three toes on his left foot were crushed and amputated, and he was hospitalized with his injury.
Keywords: amputated, repair, machine operator, slip, caught between, crushed, point of operation, toe, gear, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125942151 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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