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Accident: 201141702 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated In Printing Press Cylinder

Accident: 201141702 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/02/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30084795108/01/20002752American Web
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on July 2, 2000, Employee #1 was operating a printing press when he noticed an extraneous piece of paper stuck to the plate cylinder. He was trying to remove the paper when his right hand became caught between the cylinder and the finger guard. He sustained crushing injuries to his index and middle fingers and was transported to Fountain Valley Hospital, where both fingers were surgically amputated. Employee #1 failed to de-energize the machine before he attempted to remove the paper from the plate cylinder.
Keywords: printing press, amputated, finger, work rules, lockout, caught between, crushed, press cylinder, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300847951 Hospitalized injury Amputation Printing machine operators

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