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Accident: 170180657 - Employee'S Feet Crushed In Press

Accident: 170180657 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215152708/21/19912657Ideal Container .
On August 8, 1991, Employee #1, operator of a cutting/creasing press for the Ideal Container Corporation, was changing dies to run another order on the machine in Building 919. He was sitting on the feed plate of the press when the press was activated and the plate went up to press. Employee #1's feet were crushed and his right foot amputated. He was taken to USC Medical Center, where he was hospitalized. The accident was caused by the employee not checking out the machine, and by his sitting in the point of operation to change the die.
Keywords: die, maintenance, amputated, work rules, lockout, crushed, point of operation, press, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112151527 Hospitalized injury Amputation Compressing and compacting machine operators

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