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Accident: 98548.015 - Employee Catches Hand In Machinery And Needs Fingertip Amput

Accident: 98548.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 03/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1218772.01503/20/2017Lsc Communications
At 1:15 p.m. on March 7, 2017, an employee was loading a roll of paper onto the arms of the lower reel stand of Press #77. The employee could not load the roll of the paper between the gearside and operator position #1 of the press's lower reel stand because the ejector fingers of the lower reel stand would not retract into the press's loading position. The employee placed his hands between the gearside and operator side position of the press's reel stand lower arm and started to pull and push on the ejector fingers with both hands. The ejector fingers suddenly retracted, catching the employees fingers between them and presss lower reel stand. The employee freed his left hand and pushed the emergency stop button. A coworker who had returned to the work area used a pry bar to free the employees fingers from the ejector and then took the employee to US Health Works where they cleaned and wrapped his hand before transferring the employee to West Hand Hospital where he was admitted. The employee needed surgery to amputate the tip of his right ring finger.
Keywords: caught in, amputated, gear, amputation, machine guarding, finger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1218772.015 27 M Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Printing machine operators

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