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Accident: 202458048 - Employee'S Hand Is Caught By Press, Finger Is Amputated

Accident: 202458048 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 01/02/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338822501/08/20133084Global Elastomeric Products Inc
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on or about January 2, 2013, Employee #1, with Global Elastomeric Products Inc., was operating a hydraulic press to form rubber molds. Employee #1 was standing in front of press (Number 4), when he placed his hand into an unguarded press. There was no make, model, manufacturer's, or serial number that was observable on the press. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital. Employee #1 sustained finger amputation. The causal factor of the accident was that press (Number 4) did not have any type of guarding device on the press to prevent the operator from reaching into the point of operation. Employee #1 was a full time permanent employee of the employer.
Keywords: amputated, finger, point of operation, hydraulic press, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313388225 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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