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Accident: 14460315 - Employee'S Hand Lacerated In Plastic Shear

Accident: 14460315 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1483983105/02/19843089Cindarn Plastic Inc
Employee #1's job was to put plastic holders into a box. The excess plastic traveled 7 in. on a conveyor to a cutting shear with a 30 in. long blade. After being cut, the plastic went through a metal slot into another box. The cutting shear was 52 1/2 in. above the floor. A clear plastic guard stood 13 in. above the shear and extended 40 in. from the blade to the operator. Employee #1 reached over or around the guard and suffered a cut requiring 19 stitches to close.
Keywords: shearing machine, shear, work rules, struck against, laceration, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14839831 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Chemists, except biochemists

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