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Accident: 202477899 - Employee Hand Is Caught In Welder, Amputates Fingers

Accident: 202477899 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 10/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266873412/01/20113089Numatech West (Kmp) Llc
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on the morning of October 19, 2011, Employee #1, of Numatech West (Kmp) LLC, was walking back from lunch in the wire department, and for some reason he tripped on a mat located near the welder. The machine was powered "on". As Employee #1 fell, he placed his right hand into the point of operation and at the same time actuated the welder to cycle (by pressing on the foot pedal actuator). The welder clamped down onto his right hand, which caused amputation to nonspecified finger(s). Employee #1 was wearing cotton gloves with grips, at the time of the incident.
Keywords: amputated, finger, glove, foot control, welder, lockout, point of operation, tripped, fall, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312668734 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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