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Accident: 105487.015 - Punch Press Operator Is Crushed Between Machinery

Accident: 105487.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1281598.01512/07/2017Elite Lighting
At 11:00 a.m. on November 15, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a lighting company, was working in the company's manufacturing department. He was operating an Amada PEGA 345 N.C. Turret Punch Press with a moving table and a connected MP Series Loader. The machine finished a series of punches to sheet metal, and the table moved back to its resting spot. Employee #1 became caught and crushed between the work table and the loader. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple internal injuries, including five fractured ribs, lacerations to the spleen, a partially collapsed left lung, crushing injuries to the pancreas, and loss of function to the left kidney.
Keywords: pancreas, punch press, rib, unguarded, crushed, lung, kidney, construction, spleen, pinned
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1281598.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified

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