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Inspection: 305348211 - Kimberly-Clark Worldwide

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 305348211Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 10/18/2002

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
2001 E Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92631
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2221/Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Manmade Fiber and Silk
Mailing: 2001 E Orangethorpe, Fullerton, CA 92631

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/18/2002
Close Case:10/18/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201143120Event: 10/02/2002Employee'S Finger Amputated In The Machine
At approximately 2:25 a.m. on October 2, 2002, Employee #1, of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, was operating the Number 2 tissue machine. The machine was made by Beloit Manufacturing, Wisconsin in 1962. The machine takes dried tissue and turns it into large rolls. The machine gauges the weight of paper on the spindle. Employee #1 blew wadding off of the core shaft. The machine has a 4-feet high guard to prevent access to the moving parts of the machine. Employee #1 reached over the guard and at that time, the spindle ejected back into the spindle scales, pinching his finger between the spindle and railing. Employee #1 sustained a laceration to the tip of his left ring finger that resulted in a surgical amputation to the first joint. The employee was not hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, paper roll, caught between, spindle, paper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305348211 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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