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Accident: 202466785 - Employee Amputates Finger While Operating Hydraulic Shear

Accident: 202466785 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/05/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31020197506/10/20083084Spears Manufacturing Co.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on June 5, 2008, Employee #1, a line cutter, was trimming gates from injection molded plastic parts. Employee #1 dropped a set of fixtures to the ground. Employee #1 transferred the hydraulic cutter from his right hand to his left and bent down to pick up the dropped part. Employee #1's palm activated the shears with his left index finger in the point of operation. Employee #1 suffered an amputation of the left index finger to half of the nail bed due to the shearing action of handheld hydraulic shears. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, shear, finger, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310201975 Hospitalized injury Amputation Patternmakers, lay-out workers, and cutters

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