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Accident: 94604.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Caught In Metal Gate And Two Fingers Are

Accident: 94604.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 03/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223846.01503/23/2017Us Greenfiber, Llc
At 11:45 a.m. on March 21, 2017, Employee #1 responded to an alarm condition ("S LOW FEED") of the boric acid feeder on Line 1. The cloth cylinder used to preven t dusting had become entrapped above the discharge pneumatic metal slide gate of the silo. Upon movement of the cloth cylinder, the metal slide gate closed on E mployee #1's right hand, amputating the bone above the first phalanx on both the index and ring fingers.
Keywords: amputation, caught in, cylinder, finger, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1223846.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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