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Accident: 14296446 - Employee'S Thumb Tips Lacerated When Caught In Press

Accident: 14296446 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 07/18/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1885163407/18/19862393C. R. Daniels Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was operating an eyeletting machine, model F, serial #2602, installing grommets into canvas tarpaulins. Her thumbs were in a 1/2 in. opening between the ring guard and the lower die when the machine cycled, lacerating the tips of her thumbs. The employer had installed a ring guard on the machine in an attempt to guard the point of operation; however, when the guard was in its full down position the 1/2 in. opening remained.
Keywords: die, guard, work rules, thumb, laceration, point of operation, press operator, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18851634 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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