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Accident: 170896500 - Employee'S Finger Fractured In Injection Molding Machine

Accident: 170896500 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12612224108/22/19973089Pro Pak
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on August 20, 1997, Employee #1, of Propak, Inc., was cleaning a Nisse injection molding machine, model FS 180536A SE. He was on top of the machine, using a spray can of WD-40 to clean plugged plastic from one of the pneumatic injector holes when he inadvertently turned the OPEN/CLOSE switch of the mold to the CLOSE position. His right thumb and index finger became caught in the mold and sustained multiple fractures. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 4600(a).
Keywords: fracture, finger, molding machine, work rules, cleaning, thumb, caught between, clogged, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126122241 Hospitalized injury Fracture Molding and casting machine operators

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