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Accident: 93857.015 - Employee Amputates Finger In Plodder Machine

Accident: 93857.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 03/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1216991.01503/14/2017Vvf Kansas Services Llc
At 4:15 p.m. on March 6, 2017, an employee was operating a plodder machine with a rotating auger that was used to recycle bars of soap. During operation, the employee placed his hand under the machine's guard to remove a plastic dust cover. His hand contacted the rotating auger, amputating the tip of his right middle finger.
Keywords: caught in, finger, guard, amputation, auger mechanism
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1216991.015 40 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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