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Accident: 202312708 - Employee Amputates Fingers When Caught By Die Press

Accident: 202312708 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/30/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12555982310/30/20002821Primo Packaging
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 30, 2000, Employee #1 was examining the (die press) cutting process of polyethylene strips as they moved through the press. The employee was trying to adjust the strips, while the strips were in motion, to prevent jamming. The die-press was being operated with the guard barrier door open and the safety interlock was defeated so that work could be performed without the safety guard in place. As Employee #1 bent over watch the form pass through, he inadvertently placed his left hand on the ledge frame within the "point of operation" area. The die descended and amputated the first two joints of his left middle and ring fingers.
Keywords: amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, die guard, point of operation, press operator, press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125559823 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinist apprentices

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