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Accident: 202586749 - Employee'S Finger Are Crushed In Press

Accident: 202586749 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 04/21/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31531367604/22/20115085Bay Rubber Company
On April 21, 2011, Employee #1 was operating a hydraulic press with a two-hand safety system. He pressed the right control knob with his right hand and then activated the left control knob with his right cheek, thus bypassing the two-hand control. The die crushed Employee #1's left fingers. He was hospitalized at California Kaiser Hospital for treatment, including the surgical amputation of his left middle finger.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, control lever, machine operator, interlock, two-hand control, crushed, hand, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315313676 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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