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Report: Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment at Clarion Boards, Inc. in Shippenville, Pennsylvania

DATE: 01/02/15

Employee suffered the amputation of three fingers while working on the south in-bed fuel airlock in the energy building. He was using a hammer to hit the outside of the chute to loosen built up saw dust. The chute leads to an airlock, which feeds the blow line to the boiler. He removed the panel cover over the airlock to see if the saw dust was falling in. He slipped and his left hand entered the airlock. Contact with the rotating parts in the airlock resulted in the multiple-finger amputation.

Report ID 2015010034  
Date 01/02/2015  
UPA 930217  
Inspection 1017479  
Primary NAICS 321219  
Nature 1311 Amputations
Part of Body 4429 Finger(s), fingernail(s), n.e.c.
Source 641 Climate control systems
Event 6311 Struck against moving part of machinery or equipment
Hospitalized No  
Amputation Yes  

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