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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

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