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29 CFR 1910.217(g) Mechanical Power Press Point of Operation Injury Reports
8/1994 - 12/2000

Year Full/Part Safety Device Initiation Injury In/Out M/F Cause
1994
(51)
(4 mos.)
34/17 Barrier 18
Pullout 13
2 hand 11
PSD 2
NS 7
Foot 35
2 hand 13
Auto 1
NS 1
Amp. 62*
Crush/cut/pinch 23*
17/18
NS 16
37/14 Accidental trip 29
No safety used 16
Press failure 3
No lockout 1
NS 2
1995
(127)
55/42
NS 30
2 hand 41
Barrier 27
Pullout 25
Tools 4
PSD 5
NS 25
Hand 52
Foot 51
Auto 6
NS 18
Amp. 132*
Crush/cut/pinch 48*
Fatal 1
50/49
NS 26
83/34
NS 10
Accidental trip 83
No safety used 28
Press failure 11
No lockout 2
NS 3
1996
(120)
57/41
NS 12
2 hand 41
Pullout 34
Barrier 31
Tools 9
PSD 9
Block 1
*/2
Foot 66
Hand 41
Auto 6
NS 2
Amp. 152*
Crush/cut/pinch 146*
Broken jaw 1
56/64 72/48 Accidental Trip 45
No safety used 40
Press failure 21
Safety guard malfunction 10
Struck by material 2
NS 2
1997
(127)
50/72
DD 2
NS 3
2 hand 32
Pullout 20
Barrier 49
Tools 2
PSD 12
NS 9
Foot 66
2 hand 48
PSD 1
Auto 1
Robot 1
NS 10
Amp. 102*
Crush/cut/pinch 58*
51/30
NS 46
NS Removing scrap 42
Safety not used 43
Safety guard malfunction 20
Press failure 17
Accidental trip 10
(Totals include 5 with more than one cause)
1998
(116)
47/52
Air 2
Hyd 6
NS 9
Barrier 37
2 Hand 37
Pullout 22
PSD 9
Tool 3*
Foot 51
2 hand 52
Man 2
Auto 3
NS 8
Amp 110*
Crush 24
Fracture 12
Laceration 10
Pinch/Bruise 6
NS 2
36/55
Auto 6
NS 19
58/35
NS 19
Accidental trip HID to get stuck part 40
Safety not used 28
Press malfunction 15
By passed safety 13
Unknown 4
Other (part struck operator, second operator tripped initiation, not job assignment) 6
1999
(104)
44/44
Air 5
NS 7
Dir 4
Barrier 41
2 Hand 28
Pullouts 23
None 2
PSD 10
2 hand 41
Foot 50
NS 9
Auto 4
Amp 104*
Crush 20
Fracture 10
Laceration 15
31/27
Auto 6
NS 40
60/31
NS 13
Accidental trip HID 61
Safety not used 31
Safety malfunction 2
Injured on feed 1
Repeat of press 9
2000
(109)
46/45
NS 17
DD 1
2 Hand 35
Pullout 28
Barrier 27
PSD 10
Switch 2
Lockout 1
None 6
Foot 48
2 Hand 42
Auto 3 PSD
2
NS 14
Amp. 116*
Crush 17
Fractures 15
Lacerations 8
Struck by 1
NS 3
43/40
NS 26
62/26
NS 21
Accidental trip HID 40
Safety Not used 34
By passed safety 16
Repeat of press 8
Safeguard failure or not adjusted 7
Brake failure 2
Cause unknown 2
  • NS: not specified
  • Full/Part: revolution of power press
    •      DD: direct drive
  • Safety Device: barrier guard, pullout or pullback device, 2 hand control button, presence sensing device (PSD)
  • Initiation: foot pedal, 2 hand control buttons, automatic
  • Injury: */1 Amputation of finger(s) (calculated by finger, i.e. tip = 1, hand = 5), crush, fracture, laceration, pinch
  • In/Out: Hands in the die or out of the die operations
  • M/F: male/female operator
  • Cause: accidental tripping of foot pedal or hand control, failure or repeat of press, no safeguard in use (*/2 More than one cause or safety device)
  • MOST FREQUENT CAUSE OF INJURY IS ACCIDENTAL TRIP WHILE HANDS ARE IN DIE.
  • 771 Fingers are missing since August of 1994

A request has been made to identify the states the reports are received from, the following is a list of the states: OH-28, WI-11, IL-10, MO-6, PA-6, TX-5, NY-4, NJ-4, TN-3, CT-3, RI, ALA, NE, GA, and MS all had 2. NC, OK, SC, AR, MD, MI, KS, IN and FLA all had one injury report.

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