Accident Report Detail
Accident: 202555504 - Employee Amputates Left Thumb In Press
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
On August 13, 2012, Employee #1, with Kittyhawk Products, was reinstalling the press plate into an autoclave using an overhead gantry crane. During reinstallation, the newly installed press plate O-ring did not seat properly, causing the plate to become stuck. Employee #1 grabbed a floor jack and two pieces of 4 in. by 4 in. scrap wood, attempting to apply pressure to the bottom press plate, to unjam the plate. Employee #1 applied pressure to only one side of the plate, causing the plate to slip, amputating his the left thumb. Employee #1was transported to the hospital.
|1||315530832||Non Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Supervisors, production occupations|