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Accident: 201058237 - Employee Amputates Finger In Gears Of Printing Press

Accident: 201058237 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 03/12/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30716065503/29/20043089West Bag Inc
Employee #1, working for a manufacturer of plastic bags for the food industry, was squatting and using a rag to wipe excess oil from the production floor near a printing press. As he stood up, the rag made contact with the running mesh gears of the press and his hand was drawn into the pinch point. His finger was caught in the gear drive and was amputated. He was hospitalized with his injury. The investigation revealed that the gears were unguarded.
Keywords: printing press, rotating parts, amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, plastic mfg, gear, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307160655 Hospitalized injury Amputation Production helpers

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