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Accident: 202486221 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated In Baler

Accident: 202486221 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31041844701/08/20082675Sacramento Container Corporation
On December 6, 2007, Employee #1 was operating a baler. He reached in with his right hand to rethread a wire, while a machine was engaged into the tie cycle. A hook of the machine struck and punctured Employee #1's right hand. The wire caught his right thumb and amputated a tip of his thumb. Employee #1 did not turn off the machine and implement lockout/tagout procedures.
Keywords: amputated, finger, thumb, lockout, baler, wire drawing machine, struck by, hand, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310418447 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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