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Accident: 202549770 - Employee Lacerates Arm While Cutting Plastic

Accident: 202549770 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/25/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30930407912/09/20083089Western Case Inc
On September 25, 2008, Employee #1, a direct employee, was working for his employer, who manufactures various plastic products, mainly tool cases, using a blow molding operation. Employee #1's immediate supervisor instructed him to use a 4-inch Hyde Blade to cut off pieces of excess plastic from black tool case lids, measuring 19 inches in length by 14 inches in width by 2 inches in thickness, on Line #1. At approximately 1:00 p.m., as Employee #1 was cutting away excess plastic from the black lids, the blade slipped from his right hand and penetrated his left forearm. Employee #1 sustained a radial artery laceration to the left wrist and was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance. The accident was reported to the Division on September 26, 2008.
Keywords: knife, forearm, laceration, plastic mfg, artery, blade, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309304079 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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