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Accident: 94650.015 - Employee'S Arm Is Crushed And Fractured When Caught In Press

Accident: 94650.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 04/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1224217.01504/11/2017Trend Technologies, Llc

At 12:30 p.m. on April 8, 2017, Employee #1, a press brake operator, and a cowor ker were both bending a metal part: Shell, Cover, UDM, #Arxium P/N 10-501104-000 A (Trend P/N 105990), on the Cincinnati 90 Ton Press D42, Serial #52287, using a foot pedal. The employee and the coworker would hold one end of the part and m ake a total of eight different bends until it was the intended shape of a metal box. After their lunch break, Employee #1 and the coworker started on a new box , but noticed that one of the corners of the box was not shaped the way it was d esigned. When this happened, the press brake operators would make various holdi ng adjustments and switch sides. The two switched sides, but Employee #1 did no t notice that on the new side, his arm was now positioned underneath the die of the press brake. When the foot pedal was activated, Employee #1s right arm was caught and pinched underneath the die, crushing his forearm, and causing multip le fractures, as well as tissue and nerve damage. Employee #1 was hospitalized f or his injuries.

Keywords: arm, caught in, foot-powered press, fracture, machine guarding, press brake, unguarded live parts, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1224217.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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