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Accident: 904706 - Employee'S Fingers Amputated By Die

Accident: 904706 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11497926308/18/19923469Central Mfg Inc

At 3:30 p.m. on August 4, 1992, Employee #1 reported to work at 3:30 p.m. and was assigned to stamp out a steel handle on a Niagara A45 mechanical power press, which had a two-hand pull back device. The die setter had adjusted the pull back device before Employee #1 started work. According to Employee #1, he was wearing cotton gloves and using the safety pull back straps. After slowly stamping out a few parts to ensure that the dies were producing a good part, Employee #1 started normal production. When he reached for the die, the press tripped, closing the dies on his left hand. Four of his fingers were amputated. According to the employer, Employee #1 was not wearing the pull backs. The die setter did not ensure that the pull backs were on or properly adjusted to Employee #1's reach.

Keywords: pull back device, die, amputated, power press, finger, work rules, point of operation, press operator

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114979263 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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