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Accident: 202518387 - Worker Amputates Finger While Inspecting Machine

Accident: 202518387 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 11/14/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257248001/07/20093479Advanced Industrial Coatings
Employee #1 was checking the dust collector on a sandblasting machine, because the unit was not removing dust effectively. When he opened the dust collector door and reached his hand toward the back, his finger was struck by the fan blade. His finger was amputated, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, dust collector, lockout, fan belt, struck by, sandblasting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312572480 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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