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Accident: 99988.015 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By A Band Saw While Dismantli

Accident: 99988.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 05/03/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1235510.01505/26/2017C. Pallets And Trucking, Inc.
At 8:55 a.m. on May 3, 2017, a laborer was dismantling pallets with a horizontal band saw. The employee was removing the pallet deck boards from the stringers by cutting through the nails with the band saw. The employee was pulling a pallet through the band saw when the pallet suddenly broke and the employee's hand was pulled into the blade. The employee sustained an amputation of the right index finger.
Keywords: pallet, amputation, guard, bandsaw, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1235510.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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