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Report: Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation at Tenaris in Houston, Texas

DATE: 05/14/15

A maintenance employee was working on a lathe in the machine shop. He needed to remove a rust spot on the shaft after beveling it. Wearing gloves, he began removing the rust by placing a small piece of sand paper over the area as the shaft turned on the lathe (polishing). The glove got caught in the rotating shaft, which pulled the employee into the machine and amputated his left pinky finger, broke his left arm, and stretched his wrist tendons. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery.

Report ID 2015052865  
Date 05/14/2015  
UPA 984376  
Inspection 1064099  
Primary NAICS 333132  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 4819 Hand(s) and arm(s), n.e.c.
Source 3551 Metalworking lathes
Secondary Source 9111 Belts, gloves, neckties, scarves
Event 6412 Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation
Hospitalized No  
Amputation Yes  

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