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Accident: 201490059 - Employee Crushes Hand In Box Folder

Accident: 201490059 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082428901/24/20082653Kaweah Container Inc
At 4:00 p.m. on September 24, 2008, Employee #1 of Kaweah Container Inc. received injuries to her right hand while in the course of her normal work duties as a machine operator. Employee #1 was in the process of setting up a corrugated box folder gluer machine when she noticed an excessive amount of glue on a running roll. Employee #1 reached into the machine with a rag to clean the roll, and the rag got caught. Employee #1's hand was pulled into a gap of approximately one quarter of an inch in between two running rolls. Employee #1 sustained a crush injury to her index and ring finger on her right hand. The two fingers were later amputated as they could not be saved. The employee was originally transferred to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.
Keywords: amputated, glue, finger, crushed, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310824289 Hospitalized injury Amputation Cementing and gluing machine operators

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