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Accident: 202545687 - Employee Amputates Fingertip In Grinder Machine

Accident: 202545687 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/01/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486544507/30/20135093Primo Corp
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 1, 2013, Employee #1, a machine operator, was clearing a jam from a WD 40 grinder machine. The employee was standing inside the hopper and removing the jammed material. The machine was not properly locked out and tagged out. Employee #1's hand got caught in the grinding drum as the machine was coasting down. Employee #1 reported to an area hospital, where he was treated for amputation of his fingertip and later released.
Keywords: grinder, clearance, amputated, finger, machine operator, caught by, jammed, lockout, grinding machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314865445 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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