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Accident: 201794666 - Employee Crushes Hand In Printing Press During Repairs

Accident: 201794666 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 06/04/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11982378906/15/20012752Treasure Chest Advertising
Employees #1 and #2 worked at the Treasure Chest Advertising Company Incorporated in Pomona, California, operating a printing press unit that consisted of four separate stations for printing images lithographically. Employee #1 was working at Station Number 1 of the press. The printing press web broke. Employee #1 was either very close to the cylinders where paper sheets were fed through, or he was holding paper very tightly at Station Number 1 near the cylinders. When the reverse button was pressed by Employee #2 in Station Number 4 as he tried to loosen paper wrapped around the cylinders, Employee #1 had his right hand crushed between two cylinders that had became in-running rolls in the reverse mode. Employee #1 was taken to the USC Medical Center where he was treated for fractures. He ultimately lost function in his right middle, ring and little fingers.
Keywords: fracture, printing press, cylinder, finger, lockout, crushed, point of operation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119823789 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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