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Accident: 97753.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Rip Saw Blade

Accident: 97753.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1251443.01508/01/2017Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on July 27, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a rip saw. The screen h ad become clogged, and Employee #1 decided to clean the screen. Employee #1 pres sed the emergency stop button on the machine and opened the side door where the bottom portion of the blade and the screen were located. Employee #1 left the do or to the machine open while he went to lockout the machine. While at the rear o f the machine performing the lockout, the door closed and the blade continued to spin. Employee #1 finished the lock out of the machine and returned to the door to perform the screen cleaning process. As Employee #1 placed his hand inside t he machine, he did not realize the blade was still spinning. Employee #1 suffere d an amputation of the pinky finger between the second and third joints but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, blade, clogged, finger, lockout, saw
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1251443.015 58 M Non Hospitalized injury

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