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Accident: 170716146 - Employee'S Hand Severely Burned By Pants Press

Accident: 170716146 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/31/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11204669302/18/19927218Aratex Services Inc.
Employee #1 was pressing pants on a pant press equipped with two hand-activating buttons, which were operative. The press malfunctioned, probably due to worn wiring, and the head of the press came down on her right hand. Employee #1 suffered severe burns to her right hand.
Keywords: burn, inadequate maint, electric cord, hand, ironing machine, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112046693 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Pressing machine operators

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