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Accident: 1001049 - Fingers Amputated In Mechanical Power Press

Accident: 1001049 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/25/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10192095702/25/19863441Lear Siegler, Inc. Cuckler Division
AN EMPLOYEE WAS CHANGING THE DIE IN A MECHANICAL POWER PRESS. HE CALLED FOR EMPLOYEE #1 TO HELP REMOVE THE DIE. EMPLOYEE #1 ASSUMED THAT THE OTHER EMPLOYEE HAD TURNED OFF POWER TO THE PRESS AND DID NOT MAKE SURE. WHILE THE TWO EMPLOYEES WERE REMOVING THE DIE, EMPLOYEE #1 ACCIDENTALLY STEPPED ON THE FOOT CONTROL, ACTIVATING THE PRESS. HIS HAND WAS IN THE DIE WHEN THE RAM DESCENDED. THREE FINGERS WERE CAUGHT BETWEEN THE DIE AND RAM AND WERE AMPUTATED.
Keywords: die, amputated, power press, finger, foot control, lockout
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101920957 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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