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Accident: 202552006 - Employee Amputates Finger In Machinery

Accident: 202552006 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316632407/20/20102759Ameripec Inc
On July 9, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a labeler with serial number 19-281. While operating the machine, she noticed glue buildup on the label applicator. She reached through an approximate 1.25 in. gap within the guard to loosen the residual glue with her right index finger. The applicator caught her finger and amputated it at the first digit. After the accident, she was transported to a medical center where she received treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, glue, finger, machine operator, struck against, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313166324 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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