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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102967.015 Event: 08/21/2017Employee Pinches Thumb Between Paddle Handle And Guard Bar;
At 9:20 a.m. on August 21, 2017, an employee was working near an Elliott Pitter and a coworker asked the employee for assistance in clearing the pitter from dat es that had clogged the rollers. The employee reached over with the coworkers plastic paddle and the rollers grabbed the end of the paddle. The employees ri ght thumb was pinched between the paddle handle and the bar of the guard. The e mployee amputated the tip of his right thumb. No hospitalization was required.
Keywords: agriculture, amputated, amputation, caught between, caught by, clogged, finger, roller--mach/part
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1265421.015 Non Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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