Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170165187 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated While Adjusting Mold

Accident: 170165187 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/19/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11205352508/26/19923052Plastiflex Co Inc
At approximately 6:50 a.m. on August 19, 1992, Employee #1 was working on a small punch press or ring mold machine. The employee was attempting to re-adjust the pre-mold and placed her left ring finger behind the mold. The tip of her finger was caught by a slow moving part of a pneumatic ram, amputating the finger at the first joint. Employee #1 was transported to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital for emergency treatment and admitted for further surgery and treatment. The employee was activating the machine with a two-hand trip instead of using two-hand controls. All machine controls are two-hand controls and are located away from the point of operation.
Keywords: amputated, finger, molding machine, work rules, two-hand control, point of operation, punch press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112053525 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close