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Accident: 202555033 - Employee Arm Is Amputated In 3-Jaw Chuck Material Holder

Accident: 202555033 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/17/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552918005/18/20123728Ge Aviation Systems
On May 18, 2012, Employee #1 was polishing a metal tool approximately 1-in in diameter using fine grit sandpaper. The employee was wearing polyurethane coated protective gloves, which caught in the material and the 3-jaw chuck material holder that was spinning at 290 RPM's. Employee #1's right arm was separated from his body. The employee was transported to an area hospital, where his arm was fully amputated. Employee #1 remains hospitalized.
Keywords: sanding machine, amputated, glove, metal shop, caught by, arm, polyester resin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315529180 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinists

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