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Accident: 170197768 - Employee'S Fingers Fractured In Printing Press

Accident: 170197768 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11186018512/18/19902393The Sacramento Bee
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 6, 1990, Employee #1, a pressman, was operating a 4-color Cottrell printing press when two cloth bags that were being printed became stuck on the gripper of the impression cylinder. Without using an extension tool or stopping the machine, he reached into the press with his left hand to clear the jam. Employee #1suffered three fractured fingers in the pinch point formed by the impression cylinder and the reversing reel. He was admitted to Sutter General Hospital for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, printing press, finger, work rules, jammed, lockout, nip point, press cylinder, press operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111860185 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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