Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14457774 - Employee Injures Fingers In Spine Cutting Machine
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|14844252||07/13/1984||5093||West Street Industries|
Employee #1 and a coworker were working on a machine that cuts spines out of books. The coworker was working on one end of the machine and Employee #1 was at the other (feed) end when some books jammed under the knife. Following normal operating procedures, she turned off the unit and tried to pull the machine drive's V-belt with her right hand to reverse the machine and free up the knife. The machine suddenly activated and the V-belt pulled her hand into the pulley. When Employee #1 tried to disengage her hand, the tips of her little, ring, and middle fingers were amputated and she sustained a 3-in. gash. Employee #1 may not have properly shut off the machine.
|1||14844252||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Health diagnosing practitioners, n.e.c.|