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Accident: 202479374 - Employee Suffers Burn To Fingers In Sealer

Accident: 202479374 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 06/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At approximately 3:10 p.m. on June 17, 2013, Employee #1, a shipping clerk, was operating a sealer. Employee #1 went over to a sealer machine to turn it on. Employee #1 stated it takes approximately thirty minutes for the machine to warm up before using it. After allowing the machine to warm up, Employee #1 started shrink wrapping packages before shipping. As Employee #1 was working, one of the boxes got stuck in the machine. Employee #1 tried to push another box and got caught between the heat seal jaws of the sealer. Employee #1 yelled for help and a coworker ran over and started pushing buttons to release the cover. Employee #1sustained third degree burns to her right thumb, index and middle fingers.
Keywords: burn, finger, stuck, caught by, clogged, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316347426 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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