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Accident: 98831.015 - Employee Is Cleaning Gum Build-Up From Cylinder And Crushed

Accident: 98831.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1262158.01508/28/2017Tension Envelope Corp
At 1:30 p.m. on August 19, 2017, an employee was cleaning a gum build-up off the cylinders of the R2 527 WEB folding machine. The employee removed the guards t hat cover the cylinders, wrapped a small rag around his hand, and began pressing the start/stop buttons to inch the cylinders. The employee's rag was pulled in to the machine along with his right hand pinky. The employee amputated the tip of his pinky and was transported to the Inland Valley Medical Center where he wa s hospitalized for twelve hours.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, caught by, crushed, cylinder, finger, lockout/tagout, machine guarding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1262158.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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