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Accident: 202551719 - Employee Amputates Finger In Injection Molding Die

Accident: 202551719 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/12/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316585405/19/20107363Evans Manufacturing
At 3:10 a.m. on May 12, 2010, Employee #1 was removing molding product from a plastic injection molding die. A time delayed die ejection pin not controlled by the interlock system continued to be operational after the interlock mechanism shut off power in order for Employee #1 to remove a molded promotional product from the Plastar TM-145G Injection Molding Machine Serial Number 1034070 die. As Employee #1 removed the molded product the ejection ping retracted and pinched and partially amputated the employees' right middle finger tip. The accident was reported to DOSH at 2:00 p.m. on May 12, 2010.
Keywords: amputated, pin, finger, molding machine, pinned, interlock, casting die
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313165854 Hospitalized injury Amputation Molding and casting machine operators

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