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Accident: 202472650 - Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Printer Conveyer

Accident: 202472650 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/27/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718088504/13/20062653Orange County Container
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on March 27, 2006, Employee #1 had just finished cleaning a printing machine. As he was exiting the area, his left foot became entangled in a water hose. When Employee #1 leaned down to untangle the hose with his left hand, his right hand became caught in the running inbound rolls of an adjacent printer known as the "second down printer". Due to the noise and the darkness of the area, he was unaware that the adjacent printer's rollers were running. Employee #1 was transported to USC General Hospital, and then transferred to Kaiser Permanente Bellflower for treatment of amputated right ring, middle, and index fingers. The investigation revealed that the inbound running rolls were not guarded against accidental contact.
Keywords: amputated, printing, finger, cleaning, roller--mach/part, point of operation, conveyor, lighting, noise, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307180885 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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