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Accident: 14401624 - Employee Injured When Hand And Arm Caught In Pant Press

Accident: 14401624 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 02/02/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10143045202/02/19897211Kevin'S Quality Cleaners
Employee #1 was pressing a pair of pants on a Hoffman garment pressing machine. The approximately 300 degree F steam-heated top plate was in the UP or OPEN position as Employee #1 was smoothing out the pants on the lower bed of the machine. The machine malfunctioned, causing the top plate to activate and to close on her arm and hand. Employee #1 removed her left arm and hand but sustained first-, second-, third-degree burns on her right arm and hand.
Keywords: burn, caught by, arm, hand, mech malfunction, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101430452 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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