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Accident: 170181416 - Employee Injured By Draw Bench Machine

Accident: 170181416 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 06/11/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11205184206/15/19923949Easton Aluminum, Inc.

AT ABOUT 9:00 AM ON JUNE 11, 1992, AN ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT AN ALUMINUM SPORTING GOODS MANUFACTURING FIRM. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A DRAW BENCH MACHINE WHICH EXTRUDES ALUMINUM STOCK THROUGH INTERCHANGEABLE DIES TO ATTAIN A DESIRED SHAPE AND SIZE. AS A TRAINEE, HE WAS PROCESSING BASEBALL BATS, WHICH INVOLVED PLACING THE SMALL END OF THE BAT THROUGH A DIE WHERE A HYDRAULICALLY-POWERED GRIPPER THEN SLIDES ON A TRACK TO THE STOCK, GRIPS IT, AND PULLS IT THROUGH THE DIE. EMPLOYEE #1 GRABBED THE SMALL END OF A BAT THAT WAS PROJECTING THROUGH THE DIE, APPARENTLY TO STEADY IT, AND HIS RIGHT HAND WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN THE DIE BLOCK AND THE MOVING DRAW BENCH. THE MACHINE WAS IN THE MANUAL MODE, WITH EMPLOYEE #1 IN CONTROL OF EACH MACHINE CYCLE.

Keywords: die, work rules, crushed, inexperience, point of operation, bench operator, hand

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112051842 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Machinists

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