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Accident: 202449526 - Employee'S Hand Is Amputated When Caught In Machine

Accident: 202449526 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060518312/12/20084225Ingram Micro Inc Dba Ingram Micro Logistics
On December 11, 2008, Employee #1, a temporary employee, was clearing cardboard boxes that had become jammed in the hopper leading to the charging chamber of an industrial stationary compactor/baler (Balemaster, MO 02048, MB 0161-05). He accessed the charging chamber through an interlocked access door. The baler was not deenergized and the interlock was bypassed by wrapping a wire around it to render it inoperable. As Employee #1 was manipulating the jammed boxes, a heavy box dropped on his left arm, pushing it down between the ram and the frame of the chamber. His left hand was crushed between the cycling ram and the chamber's frame. He was hospitalized at Loma Linda University Medical Center for a hand amputation.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, work rules, interlock, jammed, lockout, caught between, crushed, baler, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310605183 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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