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Accident: 201144862 - Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated By Rotary Paper Trimmer

Accident: 201144862 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/13/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535339302/19/20042741Harte Hanks Inc Dba Penny Saver
At 11:00 a.m. on February 13, 2004, Employee #1, an assistant crew lead on a printing crew, was working with the crew who were performing preventive maintenance on printing and support equipment. The employer is a publisher of a shopping/advertising publication. Employee #1 went to check the suction on the trim suction hose on a Custom-Bilt Model 300 three-knife rotary trimmer but made the decision to not turn off the equipment first. As he removed his left hand from the suction hose, his thumb contacted the first trimmer knife. His thumb was amputated just below the finger nail.
Keywords: maintenance, printing press, amputated, printing, rotating knife, machine operator, thumb, lockout, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305353393 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous printing machine operators

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