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Accident: 758300 - Employee'S Hand Injured In Roll Forming Machine

Accident: 758300 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 02/26/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10400319903/10/19883564The New York Blower Company
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on February 26, 1988, Employee #1, a welder/fabricator for the New York Blower Company, was operating a Niagara roll forming machine, equipment #22 located in plant 1. While he was placing two 1/4 in. by 1 in. by 8 in. pieces into the point of operation, his glove caught on a burr on one of the pieces and his hand was pulled into the nip point of the rolls. Employee #1 suffered a crushed right hand and an amputation of the right index fingertip. The machine had two constant pressure pedals for the forward and reverse movement of the rolls and a roll release bar.
Keywords: amputated, finger, glove, caught by, roller--mach/part, crushed, nip point, forming machine, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104003199 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Rolling machine operators

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