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Accident: 201485497 - Employee'S Fingertip Amputated In Printing Machine

Accident: 201485497 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 03/04/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12033717503/18/20033411Silgan Container Manufacturing, Inc.
An employee was applying paint to metal sheets during the lithographic process. He was using the Wagner Coater Number One print machine. A pinch point was created between the moving application and the steel chill rolls and his right middle fingertip was caught in the pinch point. He was hospitalized with amputation and crush injuries. Attempts were made to reattach his fingertip, but they were unsuccessful and he did undergo skin grafting.
Keywords: printing press, amputated, printing, finger, caught between, press operator, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120337175 Hospitalized injury Amputation Printing machine operators

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