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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201795580 - Employee'S Thumb Crushed Using Heat Sealer Machine

Accident: 201795580 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12608683402/22/20022329Pacific Eagle
On February 22, 2002, Employee #1 was using the radio-frequency heat sealer machine to adhere rubber boots to fisherman pants. She was straightening the pants on to the board because it was wrinkled. Suddenly, the die inadvertently came down, crushing her left thumb. (The employee stated that she had not operated the foot control.) After the incident, she was transported to and treated at Kaiser Permanente - Baldwin Park Hospital. Prior to the incident, Employee #1 was taught how to operate the machine, how to put the pants in, which button to press, and which button to lift the die. However, the machine did not have a point of operation guard.
Keywords: finger, machinist, foot control, crushed, laceration, point of operation, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126086834 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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