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Accident: 202506895 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Lathe

Accident: 202506895 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 01/15/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31107195502/05/20097699Alfred Conhagen, Inc. Of California
On January 15, 2009, Employee #1, of Alfred Conhagen, Incorporated of California, was turning a bearing housing on a company lathe. He placed his right middle finger on the turning tool to reduce its vibration. His finger shifted in the path of the bearing housing, as it was rotating, and his right middle finger was struck. A portion of the finger was severed from his right hand. Employee #1 felt the impact, withdrew his hand, and shut the lathe off. Employee #2 helped locate the severed finger, and Employee #1 was administered first aid while emergency medical services were contacted. Employee #1 was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo for treatment.
Keywords: lathe, rotating parts, amputated, finger, vibrations, bearing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311071955 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Other

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