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Accident: 98549.015 - Employee Catches Hand In Air Lock And Amputates Hand

Accident: 98549.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 08/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1259242.01508/28/2017Casella Recycling Llc
At 2:00 a.m. on August 25, 2017, an employee was working with 2 coworkers while installing a paddle seal on an air lock. One of the coworkers hit the wrong but ton which turned on the air lock where the employee was working with his second coworker. The employee had his hand amputated when the air lock moved and caugh t it. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught in, door, hand, lockout/tagout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1259242.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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