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Accident: 201800794 - Employee'S Wrist Is Lacerated In Assembly Machine

Accident: 201800794 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718022402/07/20063841International Medication Systems Unlimited
On January 17, 2006, Employee #1 was using a Urojet assembly machine made by Assembly Manufacturing Systems, Inc. This machine has moving parts that assemble injection components. The employee working in the station is in charge of quality control to ensure that the injection components are assembled properly by the machine. In order to do this, Employee #1 reached in for the finished product. Her right laboratory coat sleeve became caught in one of the moving parts, resulting in a wrist laceration. The machine manufacturer indicated that the machine was not intended to be used in this manner. The employer had disabled the interlocks that would have prevented the machine from operating if the doors were open. The direct supervisor did not witness the accident.
Keywords: machine operator, caught by, interlock, laceration, point of operation, unguarded, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307180224 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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