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Accident: 202545372 - Employee Amputates Fingers When Caught By Printer

Accident: 202545372 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/16/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486471103/21/20137011Crockett Graphics Inc Dba Los Angeles Paper Box
On March 16, 2013, Employee #1, a permanent mechanic with Crockett Graphics Inc. Dba Los Angeles Paper Box, was setting up operations at the Line 3 (Kidder Printer with Zerand Cutter). He was placing the left gear on when a coworker jogged the machine. The machine pulled Employee #1's right hand in, resulting in an amputation to his right index finger, right middle finger, right ring finger and right pinky finger. Employer #1 was folding a carton plant. The cause of the accident was a failure to de-energize the machine during setting up operations. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, repair, printing, finger, mechanic, caught by, lockout, automatic restart, gear
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314864711 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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