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Accident: 170182299 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Crimping Machine

Accident: 170182299 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11219631605/16/19913569Rainbird Sprinkler Manufacturing
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 9, 1991, Employee #1 was adjusting the die of a Torrington crimping machine, serial #2605-1179. He accidentally stepped on the foot pedal, causing the crimping machine to activate. Employee #1's left middle finger was caught between the moving parts of the machine and amputated at its distal joint. He was treated at the Irwindale Industrial Clinic and then released. The accident resulted from failure to de-energized and lock out the machine before work or adjustments were made to the die. The employer was cited for a violation of T8CCR 3314 (a).
Keywords: die, maintenance, amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, caught between, foot-powered press, press operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112196316 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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