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Accident: 201796554 - Employee Amputates Finger In Newspaper Press Accident

Accident: 201796554 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12608727912/10/20022711News Publishers Press
At approximately 10:05 p.m. on December 5, 2002, a press shop operator was using lithographic presses to print newspapers for News Publishers Press. At the time of the accident, the employee's right hand was caught between the unguarded in-running ink form rolls and the plate cylinder. The machine involved in the accident was a King Press (Daily King II, Press Number 7, Customer # P-2018-I, Model Number T20-8-4-79-CH100). He was transported to USC County Hospital for emergency treatment. The employee sustained a partial amputation of his right ring finger and was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: amputated, cylinder, printing, finger, roller--mach/part, caught between, press operator, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126087279 Hospitalized injury Amputation Printing machine operators

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