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Accident: 202492955 - Employee Partially Amputates Finger Using Hydraulic Ram

Accident: 202492955 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31457544002/08/20123714Flowmaster Inc
On January 25, 2012, Employee#1, sheet metal operator Flowmaster Inc., manufactured exhaust systems. Using a hydraulic ram, he pressed die into the rear end of pipe, forming a flare. Employee#1 reached (approximately 2.5 in.) into jammed pipe to remove 5 in. pipe. Ram closed down a top clamp, amputating part of index finger and injuring others. Employee#1 stayed in hospital for 9 days.
Keywords: exhaust system, hydraulic ram, amputated, sheet metal, finger, equipment operator, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314575440 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers

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