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Accident: 202532131 - Employee'S Finger Is Amputated In Bottle Inflating Machine

Accident: 202532131 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 08/13/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587460208/28/20137363Parker Personnel, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on August 13, 2013, Employee #1 was operating a semi-automatic blowing molding machine (Model Number ZQ22-III-IV, Serial Number 20111113). He was tasked with placing two preheated plastic tubs onto the half open-cylinder mold (10 in. in front of the point of operation). Employee #1 then applied two hands onto the two-hand control device to bring the tubs into the point of operation: closing the open-cylinder mold with the other half closed-cylinder mold, where air was blown into the plastic tubs to form the bottles. While the tubs were travelling into the point of operation, he saw one of the plastic tubs not in the correct position. He released his hand from the two-hand control device to retrieve the plastic tub. He placed his hand into the point of operation by reaching through and under the point of operation guard. His left middle finger was caught in between the molds, amputating the fingertip. Employee #1 was taken to a hand specialist clinic, where he was treated and was then released after three hours.
Keywords: amputated, finger, guard, caught by, point of operation, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125874602 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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