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Accident: 101778.015 - Employee Sustains Burns, Amputation When Hand Caught In Foil

Accident: 101778.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284949.01512/28/2017San Diego Die Cutting, Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on December 9, 2017, Employee #1 was setting up the Lion 720 Foil S tamping machine. The machine guards were removed and the machine was open while he installed the die in the machines point of operation. The die was installed and the employee placed a piece of paper in the point of operation to make sure that the machines alignment was correct. While standing inside of the machine, he actuated the button so that the press closed onto the piece of paper. When h e did this, the piece of paper slid away and he reached into the point of operat ion to grab the sliding paper. His right hand became caught inside the press, an d was trapped there until he was able cycle the press open with his left hand. E mployee #1 sustained burns, a crushed right hand and partial amputation of his p inky finger. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: amputated, burn, caught in, crushed, die, finger, hand, lockout, point of operation, press, stamper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1284949.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Pressing machine operators

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