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Accident: 97855.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught In Conveyor

Accident: 97855.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1229638.01505/02/2017220 Laboratories, Inc.
At 5:15 p.m. on April 13, 2017, an employee was working at a facility, performing routine work on an aerosol machine assembly. As the employee was loading cans inside plastic pucks on the machines running conveyor, a can came close to the pinch point of the conveyor. While the employee repositioned the can on the running turntable, pressing the can further inside the puck, the can flipped over. This caused one of the employees fingers to become caught in between the conveyor and running turntable. Her finger was amputated, which she was hospitalized and received treatment. The incident investigation revealed that there was no safety guard Installed.
Keywords: caught between, finger, guard, machine guarding, amputation, conveyor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1229638.015 43 F Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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