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Accident: 96888.015 - Employee'S Fingertip Is Amputated When Caught By Nip Point

Accident: 96888.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 06/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1244998.01507/06/2017American Excelsior Company
At 2:30 a.m. on June 21, 2017, an employee was removing a knife block from an excelsior machine so that it could be sharpened. The employee's knee slipped off the knee pad switch that was holding the pocket open in order for the knife block to be removed. As a result, the fingertip of his right ring finger became caught in a nip point and was amputated.
Keywords: caught in, lockout/tagout, nip point, amputation, finger, amputated, compressed gas
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1244998.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Amputation

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