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Accident: 170570097 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Pinched Against Support Brace

Accident: 170570097 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12649825205/21/19963089Fabri-Kal Inc.
Employee #1, a machine technician at a plastic cup manufacturing plant, was troubleshooting a recently installed machine that manufactured cups and containers. The machine was not indexing correctly, and Employee #1 attempted to correct this by adjusting an electric eye. He was moving a small table that had an inset box that went up and down when his hand became pinched between the moving inset box table and a support brace. He suffered a fractured wrist and severed artery. The Plexiglas enclosure panels around the table had been previously removed. The table had to be dismantled to release Employee #1 without further injury.
Keywords: severed, fracture, maintenance, work rules, caught between, artery, hand, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126498252 Hospitalized injury Fracture Misc. metal,plastic,stone&glass-working mach. op's

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