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Accident: 202553657 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated While Cleaning Machine

Accident: 202553657 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/18/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552488407/12/20113451International Seal Co Inc
On June 18, 2011, Employee #1, with International Seal Co. Inc., was operating a "barwell". This machine was a rubber mill manufactured by West Coast Rubber Machinery (Serial Number 96018). While wearing a pair of gloves, he used a rag to clean the machine's rotating drum by hand. Either a glove or the rag became caught on the drum, pulling his left hand into the point of operation. Employee #1 was hospitalized for amputations of his index and middle fingers. He was not given an extension tool or instructions in lock-out / tag-out procedures.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, finger, cleaning, drum, machine operator, caught by, lockout, point of operation, extension handle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315524884 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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