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Accident: 201122454 - Employee Injured When Burned By Body Presser

Accident: 201122454 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 04/04/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12551833204/27/20007211Peninsula French Laundry
Employee #1 was stationed next to the body presser as a buttoner or checker, in charge of receiving shirts from the operator of the body presser, to check for missing buttons, creases or other problems. The body presser is activated by the operator using two concurrent constant pressure hand switches. Employee #1, while carrying on a conversation with the operator, noticed a crease where the yoke would press the shirt at the shoulder. She tried to flatten the shirt, but at the same time the operator activated the press. The yoke burned Employee #1's left hand severely, which needed surgery.
Keywords: burn, hand, ironing machine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125518332 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Launderers and ironers

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