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Accident: 971549 - Employee'S Fingertip Sheared By Rotating Scraper

Accident: 971549 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/29/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10563124605/27/19922021M.V.M. Wellsville
Employee #1 was monitoring the operation of a cyclone separator. He opened an observation port to verify that the material was moving. The opening appeared plugged so he stuck his finger into it to clear the plug. A rotating scraper caught the end of the finger and sheared it off.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, scraper, finger, work rules, caught by, clogged, sheared, blind reaching
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105631246 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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