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Accident: 776823 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Notching Machine

Accident: 776823 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 01/02/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10563471104/18/19917363Professional Staffing
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 1, 1991, Employee #1 was attempting to clear a piece of scrap metal from between the blade and die of a notching machine when he accidentally stepped on the activating switch, causing the machine to cycle. The middle finger on his right hand was amputated. He was taken to an emergency center, where the finger was surgically removed at the first knuckle.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, work rules, foot control, lockout, point of operation, blade, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105634711 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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