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Accident: 116797.015 - Employee Amputates Fingers While Hand Feeding Platen Press

Accident: 116797.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 05/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405416.01506/04/2019Central Decal Company, Inc.

At 6:25 a.m. on May 31, 2019, an employee was standing in front of a My Press Ne eds LLC Platen Press, Model Crest Clamshell, making quality control checks on cu t decal sheets. The employee ran some quick cycles of few sample sheets and was stopping to inspect them and then entering commands on the touchscreen followed by pressing the reset button on the control panel. He was hand feeding decal she ets into the press when his ungloved hand became caught between a moving clamshe ll platen and a stationary die. The employee amputated four fingers on his left hand (except the thumb), requiring hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, cutting, die, die guard, finger, hand, machine cycled, machine guarding, machine operator, nip point, pinched, point of operation, power press, press, press operator, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405416.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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