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Accident: 94229.015 - Worker Clearing Machine Jam Has Two Fingertips Amputated

Accident: 94229.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 03/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1220025.01503/28/2017Federal Mogul Corp
At 5:00 a.m. on March 3, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a manufacturer of variou s automotive and industrial products, was attempting to fix a jammed machine. H e opened a guard, reached into the machine with his left hand, and cleared the j am. A pressurized pneumatic cylinder continued to operate and struck Employee # 1's hand. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to th e hospital. He was treated for the amputation of two fingertips and discharged. The subsequent investigation determined that the machine was not locked out or turned off at the time of the event.
Keywords: air pressure, amputated, amputation, caught in, cylinder, finger, lockout/tagout, machine guarding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1220025.015 50 M Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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