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Accident: 202557310 - Employee Amputates Two Fingers While Cleaning Grinder

Accident: 202557310 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/12/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31714411111/19/20133085Interlink Inc Dba Precision Plastics Printing Co.
On November 12, 2013, Employee #1, with Interlink Inc. Dba Precision Plastics Printing Company, was cleaning a plastic grinding machine (Cumberland Engineering; Model Number: 1018X; Serial Number: CA025200-05017). For some reason, such as the grinder had become jammed, Employee #1 turned the power off and opened up a cover, which exposed the rotating blade. This blade took about three minutes to stop rotating completely, after the power was turned off. While the blade was still rotating, Employee #1 proceeded to pull out the plastic material around the blade area, and his two fingertips came in contact with the blade. Employee #1 suffered amputation of left middle and ring fingertips. He lost about three quarters to one inch on each finger. He was treated in an emergency room and was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, rotating knife, cleaning, jammed, plastic mfg, blade, grinding machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317144111 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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