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Accident: 686626 - Employee'S Thumb Amputated By Ink Roller On Printing Press

Accident: 686626 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/05/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10209394511/17/19862759Duplex Products Inc.
On the afternoon of November 5, 1986, Employee #1 was using a cloth to clean excess ink buildup from the dam roller on a printing press. The rag was folded into a tight square that was saturated with alcohol. Apparently, the form rollers, which are located above the dam rollers, ensnared his T-shirt and then his hair, pulling him toward the rotating rollers. Employee #1 then shoved himself away from the press and landed on the floor, not realizing that his thumb had been caught in the rollers and amputated.
Keywords: clothing, printing press, amputated, hair, work rules, cleaning, thumb, roller--mach/part, entangled, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102093945 Hospitalized injury Amputation Printing machine operators

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