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Accident: 202516787 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated On Extruder

Accident: 202516787 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 02/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31055020703/04/20083363Indalex West, Inc.
On February 12, 2008, Employee #1, a machine operator, reached into the die area to lead the first billet of extruded aluminum out. When the piece fell, it pinched his left middle finger between the extruded aluminum and the carbon block. Employee #1 suffered an amputation of the tip of his left middle finger. He was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, machine operator, caught between, point of operation, struck by, metal strip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310550207 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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