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Accident: 201795358 - Employee'S Hand Caught In Press Point Of Operation

Accident: 201795358 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/10/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11981986001/23/20022675Bay Cities Container Corporation
On January 10, 2002, an employee was operating an Automatan Laminator, Model number 7780. The Automatan operator, at the feeding station, was frequently required to exert some hand pressure to facilitate the entry of the stacks of corrugated sheets into the machine opening, which leads to the point of operation. The stacks were not completely flat and would not fit into the one-inch opening of the laminator without assistance from the operator. The employee's left hand was drawn into the opening to the point of operation and he received serious lacerations as a result. The laminator did not have an operative Presence Sensing Device (PSD), referred to as the Low Board Feed Eye, at the point of operation. The PSD senses when the stack of sheets in the hopper is too low and will shut the machine down. When the sheet stack is too low, the opening to the point of operation is large, but normally guarded by the PSD. In addition, there was a lack of training on the importance of the PSD, and inspection procedures were not in place. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: printing press, printing, guard, laceration, point of operation, press operator, untrained, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119819860 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Printing machine operators

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