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Accident: 201102951 - Employee'S Fingers Are Lacerated When Caught In Press

Accident: 201102951 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584463908/07/20022759Quebecor World Inc
On July 25, 2002, Employee #1 was operating a printing press in conjunction with a chopper/folder with which he had no previous experience. As he was sending the web through the rollers of the chopper/folder, the cutting knife on the back roller was rotating toward him. He did not see the knife and it caught his hand, lacerating the backs of his fingers. Employee #1's fingers were not completely amputated, but they did have to be surgically reattached. The guards preventing access to the rollers had been raised and left open.
Keywords: printing press, finger, guard, work rules, caught by, roller--mach/part, inexperience, laceration, press operator, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125844639 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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