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Accident: 732040 - Fingertip Amputated In Cutting Machine

Accident: 732040 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/29/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
272248609/09/19853142Spring Valley Shoe Corp
AT 3:10 PM ON APRIL 29, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A GORE CUTTING MACHINE, MODEL # RMH 1181. SHE WAS HOLDING DOWN THE END OF A ROLL OF GORE (CLOTH). SHE LOWERED THE TOP DIE ONTO HER LEFT MIDDLE FINGER BY MANUALLY OPERATING THE LEFT FOOT PEDAL. SHE THEN TRIPPED THE RIGHT FOOT PEDAL, CAUSING THE TOP DIE TO CYCLE. SHE LOST THE TIP OF HER FINGER. SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE ORANGE COUNTY HOSPITAL IN PAOLI, INDIANA, AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO JEWISH HOSPITAL IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. THE EMPLOYER FAILED TO PROVIDE A GUARD FOR THE HALF-INCH POINT OF OPERATION ON THE CUTTING MACHINE, AND ALSO FAILED TO PROVIDE GUARDS FOR THE FOOT PEDALS.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, foot control, point of operation, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2722486 Hospitalized injury Amputation Shoe machine operators

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