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Accident: 202553020 - Employee Crushes Hand While Replenishing Lithographic Press

Accident: 202553020 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/22/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31316849412/09/20102752Southern Comprint Co.
On November 22, 2010, Employee #1 was working at a facility belonging to a large printing company. Employee #1 was changing the plates on a lithographic press machine. Without locking the machinery, Employee #1 placed a printing plate on its cylinder. The rollers of the cylinder pulled Employee #1's right hand into the machine, crushing it. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was hospitalized and underwent emergency surgery to repair his hand. The accident investigation determined that the in-running side of the cylinder and the rollers were missing the pinch point guard at the time of the incident.
Keywords: rotating parts, cylinder, guard, caught by, lockout, caught between, crushed, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313168494 Hospitalized injury Fracture Pressing machine operators

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