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Accident: 202469904 - Employee Amputates Finger While Filling Hopper

Accident: 202469904 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/31/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482428505/04/20113822Lief Organics Llc Dba Lief Labs
On March 31, 2011, Employee #1, a capsule machine operator, was filling the machine's hopper with a powdered mixture. Two plexi-glass doors with interlocks on each side surround the machine. At the time of the accident, the plexi-glass doors were open. For some reason, Employee #1 placed her left hand in a point of operation and amputated her left middle finger. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The employer was cited for: 342(a) - failure to report injury 4207(a)(1) point of operation guard did not meet guarding requirements by design, construction, and application. (Note: Year of accident is 2011. Original abstract indicates accident happened in year 2001).
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, guard, work rules, caught between, point of operation, hand, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314824285 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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