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Accident: 14277545 - Employee'S Finger Crushed In Press

Accident: 14277545 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 04/07/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1794243404/07/19933089Plastic Development Inc-Vinyl Packaging Division
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on April 6, 1993, Employee #1 was operating a pneumatic press when a piece became stuck on the top ram. The press was provided with two palm buttons. When Employee #1 reached in with her left hand, her right hand accidentally hit the right palm button. The press cycled, crushing a finger on her left hand. There was a malfunction in the two palm buttons. Also, Employee #1 should have used hand tools to free the stuck piece.
Keywords: finger, stuck, work rules, two-hand control, crushed, point of operation, hand tool, mech malfunction, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17942434 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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