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Accident: 202550752 - Employee Amputates Finger With Base Of Trim Die

Accident: 202550752 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316178808/26/20093069B Braun Medical Inc
On August 17, 2009, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was called to make adjustments to the carrying track height of a custom built machine, designated as PAB Assembly Machine Number 2. The machine was built for the employer by Mid-West Automation and had Serial Number 7010-1. Employee #1 overrode the interlock to get into the area, which needed adjustment. While Employee #1 was attempting to pry up the track, he lost his balance and his hand fell onto the track. The walking beam activated and slapped Employee #1's right hand against the base of the trim die. Employee #1 amputated his right index finger to the second knuckle.
Keywords: die, maintenance, amputated, finger, mechanic, lockout, struck by, walking on beam, lost balance, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313161788 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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