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Accident: 32876.015 - Employee Sustains An Amputation Of The Right Middle Finger W

Accident: 32876.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 06/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
661558.01509/28/2012Zhongding Usa, Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on June 6, 2012, an employee was making adjustments to a proximity switch on the 9738 control arm assembly machine, which was built in-house. The machine had three energy sources: electric, hydraulic and compres sed air. The hydraulic cylinder unexpectedly actuated due to a faulty proximity switch. The employees finger was caught in a pinch point between a hydraulic c ylinder and a reinforcement bracket. The employee sustained an amputation of th e right middle finger. Energy control procedures were not utilized to prevent u nexpected activation of the machine. The proximity switches were adjusted appro ximately once a week.
Keywords: amputated, caught between, finger, hydraulic cylinder, lockout/tagout, maintenance, mechanic, nip point
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 661558.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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