Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170720387 - Employee'S Hands Crushed In Press Brake
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
Abstract: On August 13, 1992, Employee #1, of Wellmade Metal Products, Inc., was operating a Roper Whitney auto brake 2000 press brake on a fluorescent light fixture program that had been set up by a supervisor. Employee #1 placed both hands in the point of operation and inadvertently activated the hold-down pedal. The photocell presence-sensing device added to this machine by the employer did not inhibit the hold-down closure because the coverage zone was inadequate. The hold-down closed to 1/4 in. from the table, trapping and crushing Employee #1's fingers, metacarpals, and knuckles. Employee #1 had about one month of job experience with the employer before the accident.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||111915310||Hospitalized injury||Dislocation||Sheet metal worker apprentices|