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Accident: 101543.015 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Plastic Injection Machin

Accident: 101543.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 12/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1283514.01512/14/2017Us Department Of Justice, Federal Bureau Of Prisons, Usp Marion
At 12:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017, Employee #1 , an inmate at a federal prison, was operating the REED Duplimatic Plastic Injection Molding machine, Model number 100TVS and Serial number V990374. While working alone the employee reached his hand into the unguarded area above the injection pots, to clean plastic residue leaking up through the vent holes. The machine automatically cycled and the upper part of the injection pot was mechanically raised. The employee's hand was caught between the injection pot and the steel frame of the machine. Employee #1 sustained amputation injuries to four fingers and thumb of the left hand.
Keywords: plastic mfg, caught between, hand, molding machine, lockout, finger, amputated, steel, thumb
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1283514.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Office machine operators, n.e.c.

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