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Accident: 170066187 - Employee'S Fingertip Lacerated In Trimmer Machine

Accident: 170066187 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 11/21/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10445367512/09/19913069Wheaton Pharmatech, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a J. L. Machine Co. index trimmer that punches out rubber corks used for the tops of medical serum bottles. Her job is to place a 12 in. rubber disc on a bolster pad that has a 6 in. by 6 in. die above it and then pat the pad for placement. When Employee #1 placed the rubber disc on the bolster, the trimmer machine activated, trapping her left hand between the bolster and die. The tip of the index finger was lacerated. Employee #1 had been operating the trimmer machine for three months.
Keywords: die, finger, lockout, caught between, laceration, point of operation, press operator, punch press, hand, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104453675 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Punching and stamping press machine operators

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